Talking with Kids about Drugs & Alcohol

74% of Kids turn to their Parents for Guidance on Drinking madd® Better Together Parents have the power to help kids make healthy decisions that can keep them safe. In fact, research shows parents are the primary influence on a teen or child’s decisions about drugs and alcohol.  Students are welcome to attend at the discretion […]

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Medicine cabinet safety

National Medicine Abuse Awareness – week 2

Medicine Cabinet Safety Create a Medicine Action Plan. Be sure you’re using and storing medicines safely in your home. #PreventRxAbuse http://bit.ly/2db5zve Cleaning out your cabinet? Safely dispose of unused or expired prescription and non-prescription medications at the Drug Drop Box located in the Lobby at the Kanabec County Jail open 24/7/365. Click here for more info. […]

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Talking to Your Child When You Suspect Drug Use

From an article dated August 19, 2014,on the website “Get Smart about Drugs” we found the following tips helpful when talking with your teen about suspected drug use: “TIP: Be sure your child is sober or has not been using drugs before talking about drugs and alcohol. Voice your suspicion. Begin by expressing your concerns without making […]

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Everyone is an Asset Builder Training – October 13, 2014

This community workshop is provided by Search Institute with Jim Conway as the guest speaker.  Mr. Conway has over 25 years experience providing training and consultation to youth serving professionals.  Hosted by Kanabec County Public Health and the Substance Abuse Coalition of Kanabec County, the goal of this workshop is to: Identify the strengths and […]

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Parent Survival Kits

The transition from Middle School to a Freshman in High School can be a difficult time for both the student and their parents.  At this year’s Freshman orientation, Substance Abuse Coalition of Kanabec County provided parents a survival kit.  The kit included several tools that are helpful for both parents and teens so they can help […]

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