Enablers Worsen Addiction

This was a column written by Marie Bergloff and published in the Kanabec County Times on January 16, 2014. Click here to view the original column. Addiction comes in many forms. We have public awareness on the addict’s behavior, with lesser emphasis on an additional component of addiction; enabling or codependency. Codependency is defined as […]

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101+ Fun Things to Do in Kanabec County

Coalition members are working on a list of 101 Things to Do in Kanabec County. We are currently a few activities short and need your help! Please send your ideas to sackcoalition@gmail.com. Thanks! Swim at Mora or Ogilvie pools Play football Play basketball Play volleyball Play tennis Participate in school sports Play dodgeball Act in […]

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The Cell Phone Jungle

Ring, Beep, Chirp, Buzz…. Ever find yourself feeling like you have been dropped in the middle of a jungle? In the middle of a jungle full of new sounds and accompanying fears of what that sound may hold for your child. Sounds that can make a lions roar seem tame. Cell phones, nearly all teens […]

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Safe Internet Access

Are you a parent of a teenager? Are you feeling overwhelmed by all the new technology? Know that you are not the only one! Today’s teens are more connected than ever before with many having the world and all of its information, both good and bad, right at their fingertips. If you would like to […]

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Talk about drugs, alcohol in back to school prep

This was a column written by Sara Rossow and published in the Kanabec County Times on August 15th, 2013. Click here to view the original column. As the summer days become shorter and the “Back to School” sale signs appear in the storefront windows, families begin to make preparations to return to the routine and structure […]

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Suicide Prevention Toolkit for Schools

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) just released a suicide prevention toolkit for schools. According to SAMHSA, this resource, “Assists high schools and school districts in designing and implementing strategies to prevent suicide and promote behavioral health.” The toolkit includes everything you need to get started including data and fact sheets. Also […]

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