Mora SADD Students Document the Positive

Nine students from Mora’s Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) chapter will be taking photos at various locations between April 24-May 8. Before embarking with their cameras, these students looked at a map and brainstormed places, activities and other characteristics of our community that help them and others their age make healthy choices. They will meet […]

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Seven Attend Tobacco Diversion Class

Seven area youth attended the tobacco diversion class last week. The tobacco diversion program is offered as an alternative to court for juveniles involved in illegal use of tobacco products. Youth learned about health risks, cost, advertising techniques, chemicals in tobacco and tips on how to quit. Five students attended for their second offense and, […]

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Young Adult Alcohol Surveys are Coming In!

SACK is in data collection mode! Young Adult Alcohol Surveys (YAAS) were sent to residents during the month of April. Individuals between 18-25 years old are encouraged to complete and return these surveys for a guaranteed $2 donation plus a chance to win a $50 gift card! The results of the survey will guide SACK […]

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Mora & Ogilvie to Administer Student Survey This Week

Mora and Ogilvie School Districts will be administering a student survey about alcohol, tobacco and other drug (ATOD) use to all 6th, 7th and 9th graders this week. The survey will capture 30 day use, perception of risk, perception of parental disapproval and perception of peer disapproval. Results from the survey will be utilized during […]

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Take-Back Day a Success!

Together the Kanabec County Sheriff’s Office, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), SACK and Kanabec County residents collected 105 lbs. of prescription and over-the-counter medication at Coborn’s on Saturday April 28, 2012. The amount collected increased significantly this year by a total of 45 lbs. Due to the great success of this initiative, safe disposal efforts are […]

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A Drug Policy for the 21st Century

Illegal drugs not only harm a user’s mind and body, they devastate families, communities, and neighborhoods. They jeopardize public safety, prevent too many Americans from reaching their full potential, and place obstacles in the way of raising a healthy generation of young people. To address these challenges, the 2012 National Drug Control Strategy was released […]

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