Talk. They Hear You.

February 25, 2016

Check out this new app for parents. This online simulation tool is the newest component of SAMHSA’s “Talk. They Hear You.” Underage Drinking Prevention National Media Campaign aimed to reduce underage drinking among youth ages 9 to 15. This online …

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How was your day?

February 15, 2016

That is the question most kids dread when they first encounter their parents after a long day at school. Most of the time it happens at the dinner table when everyone is finally together.  Your son or daughter doesn’t know …

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New Findings on the Effect of Marijuana on Young People’s Brains

February 11, 2016

You can’t pick up a newspaper or turn on the local news to hear a story about the legalization of marijuana and how it really isn’t that bad for you. Well ,the old adage, don’t believe everything you read, rings …

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Super Bowl Ads – A Different Take on a Beer Commercial

February 8, 2016

This year’s Super Bowl commercials were rather tame compared to past years, save for the bizarre puppy-monkey-baby  ad for an energy drink packed with caffeine. But one commercial I found interesting from a preventionist’s  point of view was the Michelob …

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Why Playing with Your Food is a Good Thing!

January 28, 2016

How many times did your mother say to you “Don’t play with your food” ? Well, what we thought was a bad thing can indeed be a good thing when we are trying to get our children to eat different …

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