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All You Need For Red Ribbon Week – Free! Plus Tips!

By Norma Norris | September 20, 2023

If you’re an educator, you’re probably looking for Red Ribbon Week ideas for October.  Take a deep breath and relax. We have 3 tips and then an introduction to SmartZone – now a free digital download with all you need for a successful Red Ribbon Week. What you are about to discover are not just … Read more

Xylazine – New Risk for Teen Overdose

By Norma Norris | August 21, 2023

The DEA issued a national alert for the deadly drug Xylazine, an animal tranquilizer, that has entered the illegal drug supply. Sometimes referred to as tranq, the drug is paired with fentanyl in clandestine labs that mainly produce fake pills. Fentanyl is the drug that has been pushing the overdose death rate skyward to 109,000 … Read more

New Location for Reality Tour Drug Prevention Program Announced

By Olivia Testa | July 26, 2023

BUTLER, PA – The Reality Tour Parent/Child Drug Prevention Program will be held at North Main St. Church of God, 1201 N .Main St. Ext. in Butler beginning September 25th. Reality Tour, a project of the nonprofit CANDLE, Inc., helps parents ‘get on the same page’ with their child when it comes to drug prevention. … Read more

Whippets – N20 Health & Planet Risk

By Norma Norris | June 15, 2023

Whippets in Detroit

Being a College Intern at the Drug Prevention Nonprofit – CANDLE, Inc.

By Destiny Grannis | June 12, 2023

I am a current college intern at CANDLE, Inc.’s Reality Tour which is a nonprofit organization that educates communities about youth substance abuse and teaches children to “See Beyond the Next 10 Minutes.” Why did I choose Reality Tour? I chose this internship because I wanted to be a part of something bigger that makes … Read more

The Teen Brain: 5 Things to Know NOW!

By Norma Norris | April 6, 2023

What parents and teens need to know about the teen brain.

What are the negative effects of social media on mental health and substance abuse?

By Joann Mundin | April 1, 2023

Social media is a part of our daily lives now. With the click of a button, we can connect with friends, share our thoughts and experiences, and access information on any topic. While social media has many benefits, it can also harm our mental health and contribute to substance abuse. This blog post will explore … Read more

The Teen Brain: 5 Things to Know NOW!

By Norma Norris | January 9, 2023

Sharing the processes of the teen brain development as a parent and child exercise is a theme of this post

Teen Brain – Train It Now!

By Norma Norris | December 21, 2022

Experience this interactive ‘operator’s manual’ for the teen brain. Youth ages 10-13 will find it fun and engaging. Great parent/child activity. Check out the prize bonus too. See how much you remember from the Teen Brain lesson! Students take a short quiz after completing the online lesson. Teachers may request the Teen Brain slides for in-person training.

Testing Waters of New Normal in Prevention

By Norma Norris | November 9, 2022

    Change has been the driving force of the drug prevention nonprofit CANDLE, Inc. Change in the health and habits of the younger population. Change in the ability to make good decisions and be on the same page with their parents. For 20+ years we have been an organization whose mission depended on adapting … Read more