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Do Your Kids PLAY?

November 2, 2017

In a world filled with technology like iPads, smartphones, laptops, Xboxes, the word “play” takes on a totally different meaning than when we, parents, were young. How many of you Dads remember telling your Mom that you were going into …

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This Fall’s Drug Take-Back Day is rapidly approaching! Our semi-annual community action event supports the DEA’s national event. It is sponsored by L-M RADAR and our local police departments in an effort to build awareness of the dangers of prescription …

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Marijuana is a hot topic these days due to the large number of states that have legalized it either medically or recreationally. New York has a limited medical use which deals just with oils and not the smokeable plant. However, …

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I believe that most of us parents have watched Charlie Brown’s The Great Pumpkin at last 2 or 3 times over the course of the years. That probably holds true for our children too – teens & tweens. It’s a …

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The Non-Opioid Problem

September 28, 2017

With all the talk surrounding  the opioid “epidemic”, parents may overlook another potential opportunity their teen may have to abuse a controlled substance.  It revolves around ADD and ADHD medications – Ritalin and Adderall.  Some teens call it the “study …

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It’s that time of year, when our kids are freaking out because they have a lot on their plate with the beginning of the school year. All summer they were in relax mode – no deadlines, no stress. Now, they …

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Getting Back Into a Routine

September 13, 2017

Summer is over and school is in session. During the summer months we tend to relax the rules a bit and schedules are much more fluid.  But when school starts, we need to get back to structure and routines – …

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Labor Day weekend is bittersweet.  It’s a three day weekend and many celebrate with bbqs and parties but it also marks the end of the summer and back to the daily grind.  But it is still a time to celebrate …

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Well, I wish it wasn’t true but the summer is winding down and soon our kids will be heading back to school. This is a difficult time because we have to bring structure back into our kids’ lives. For some …

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  Summer is a Risky Time for Youth Substance Use More teens start drinking and smoking cigarettes and marijuana in June and July than in any other month, the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration said in a …

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