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By Hanley Foundation Prevention Specialist Caleb Akers We’ve all heard that families should eat dinner together, but why? There is a wealth of research that confirms that families who sit and eat dinner together are less likely to engage in using drugs or alcohol. These findings are immensely important....
By Hanley Foundation Prevention Specialist Caleb Akers Through many years of research and education, parents are becoming more aware of the crucial part they play regarding how their child thinks about drugs and alcohol. Parents are gifted with power in their homes to communicate with their children and to help mold the attitudes and...
Our children live in a high-tech world. Parents need to be aware of what their children could be exposed to with certain apps. This table shares 8 popular apps: what they are designed for, accessibility, and potential dangers. Being in the “know” will help to keep our children safe.
By Hanley Foundation Prevention Specialist Shannon Prieto Everywhere we look, we see success and failure. From every walk of life, some seem to grab the world by the horns and show it who's boss, and alternatively, others seem to be defeated by the experience that they have lived. Why is this? Was it their...
By Hanley Prevention Specialist Caleb Akers There is a wealth of research available which confirms that parents are the most effective yet underutilized tool regarding their children abusing substances. Parents' influences are the first line of defense in the home and can be exerted through many different avenues (Kelly et al., 2002).
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By Hanley Foundation Regional Prevention Coordinator Diamond Howard-Stevens On November 9, 2001, three days after my 12th birthday, my stepfather was shot and killed by my father. During this time, my mother, brother, and I went through a major change in our lives and suffered great pain and sorrow. Growing up, all I wanted...
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By Hanley Foundation Prevention Specialist Jennifer Gavrilko As the number of states legalizing marijuana increases, the demand for marijuana edibles has also increased. Marijuana edibles are food and beverage products containing the active compounds of the marijuana flower. Marijuana edibles often contain high levels of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive...

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