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Know the Law – Underage Drinking

OVER 21 IT IS ILLEGAL FOR ANYONE (EVEN PARENTS) TO GIVE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES TO ANYONE UNDER THE AGE OF 21 PENALTIES FOR PROVIDING ALCOHOL TO MINORS DRIVERS LICENSE REVOKED FOR 1 YEAR 25+ HOURS COMMUNITY SERVICE POSSIBLE JAIL TIME ANY ADULT WHO HOSTS OR PROVIDES ALCHOL TO MINORS CAN BE HELD CRIMINALLY AND CIVALLY LIABLE […]

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What to do if you suspect your teen is abusing drugs

The first step when you suspect your teen has a substance abuse problem is to have your child screened by a experienced medical doctor, certified substance abuse counselor, or an addiction specialist. Once a diagnosis is made that the teen has a substance abuse disorder, they will be referred for treatment, which helps them stop using the drugs they are addicted […]

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How to Safely Store and Dispose of Medications

How to Safely Store Medications Store medications in secure locations such as: Lock-boxes Medication Safes Locked cabinets Or other lockable spaces Avoid storage places where children and others can easily access, such as: Drawers Nightstands Or unlocked kitchen cabinets How to Dispose of Medications Once finished with a prescription medication, you have three options for […]

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How to Talk to Your Kids About Vaping

By: The American Lung Association vape-conversation-guide For More Information: THEVAPETALK.ORG HOW TO TALK TO YOUR KIDS ABOUT VAPING This guide is intended to help you have an important talk about vaping with your kids. Sure, they may think you are uncool and annoying for bringing this up, but it is important that you do. The […]

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From Genes to Addiction: How Risk Unfolds Across the Lifespan

What does it mean when something like addiction or depression is genetically influenced? Are people who are at risk destined to develop problems? Psycologist Danielle Dick explores how our genes and our environments come together across the lifespan to create multiple pathways that can influence addiction. Follow the link below to watch Dr. Danielle Dick […]

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Drug and Vaping Take Back This Saturday!

The Partnership for Substance Free Youth in Buncombe County will host several medication drop off sites for the DEA National Prescription Take Back day on Saturday 10/26/19 from 10am-2pm in collaboration with local businesses and law enforcement. Through these events and permanent medication drop boxes in our community, The Partnership for Substance Free Youth in Buncombe County […]