Anti-drug support group brings Reality Tour to Blairsville

By Greg Reinbold Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, 8:55 p.m. The Blairsville Support Group Against Drugs will be collaborating with the Armstrong-Indiana-Clarion Drug and Alcohol Commission to bring members of the community face-to-face with the realities of drug addiction. Beginning Oct. 15, the Blairsville support group will operate the Candle, Inc. Reality Tour program under the … Read more

Anti-drug Reality Tour to hit road – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – March 26, 2006

By Madeline Izzo, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette The Butler County founder of an interactive drug-abuse prevention program has been asked to bring her program to Kansas City, Mo., for some national exposure. Norma Norris, director of Candle Inc., which stands for Community Action Network for Drug-Free Lifestyle Empowerment, has been invited to be a presenter at the … Read more

“Reality Tour” Exposes Teens to Reality of Substance Abuse – Behavioral Health Central – February 19, 2010

By Dennis Miller, BHC Senior Writer Classroom lectures, assembly-hall speeches and informational brochures can give teens the facts on drug and alcohol use, but fall short of offering a direct, realistic and emotional experience of drug abuse’s often devastating consequences. The interactive educational experience called Reality Tour® is designed to add that element to drug … Read more

Helping Communities Take Care Of Their Own

A Taste of Pittsburgh Magazine Online Source. In 2000 when heroin made headlines in Butler, PA there weren’t any prevention programs to help parents. Since 2003 a grassroots parent/child interactive program called Reality Tour has filled that gap. You may have never heard of it because the small non-profit CANDLE, Inc. (Community Action for Drug-free … Read more

Local Nonprofit Receives Donation from Sarver Credit Union

PUBLISHED IN THE KITTANNING PAPER; categories Regional News | KP NewsDesk October 22, 2015 Community Action Network for Drug-free Lifestyle Empowerment, Inc. (CANDLE, Inc.), the 501c3 Butler based non-profit that started the original, grassroots Reality Tour Drug Prevention Program back in 2003, has received a $340 donation from the USX Federal Credit Union in … Read more

Karns City High School Football Team made history

By John Enrietto Eagle Sports Editor The Karns City High School football team made history Monday night (August 18) — and it had nothing to do with touchdowns or championships. The Gremlins became the first complete athletic team from Butler County to attend the Reality Tour Drug Prevention Program offered by non-profit organization CANDLE, Inc., … Read more