Tips & Tidbits: Teens and Technology

Our series on Teen and Technology continues this week from information shared by Jessica Wong, Hazelden Community Outreach Director, at a community seminar held in September.  Set up new phones and devices for safety. Activate all parental controls on all devices and install additional parental control software and applications as needed. Educate yourself on the school […]

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Marino Withdraws After Damaging Opioid Report

Rep. Tom Marino, R-Pa., has withdrawn his name from consideration as America’s drug czar, President Trump said Tuesday. Marino is stepping back days after reports that legislation he sponsored hindered the Drug Enforcement Administration in its fight against the U.S. opioid crisis. Rep.Tom Marino has informed me that he is withdrawing his name from consideration as […]

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Senator Klobuchar makes stop in Kanabec County

Representatives of Senator Klobuchar office were at Lakes and Pines Monday, October 16th to facilitate the first in a series of public forums being held in Northern Minnesota. Community representation from First Light Health Systems, Kanabec County Sheriff’s Office, Recovering Hope Treatment Center, The Refuge, and interested community members were in attendance.    Klobuchar staff […]

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Medicine Abuse Awareness #PreventMedAbuse

Only 54% of tweens know over-the-counter (OTC) medicine can be dangerous when misused.  Help prevent medicine abuse: TALK to your teen about prescription and OTC cough medicine abuse. Teens listen, even if they act like they don’t. In fact, teens who learn about the risks of drugs from their parents are 50 percent less likely […]

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Ex-DEA agent: Opioid crisis fueled by drug industry and Congress

In the midst of the worst drug epidemic in American history, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s ability to keep addictive opioids off U.S. streets was derailed — that according to Joe Rannazzisi, one of the most important whistleblowers ever interviewed by 60 Minutes. Rannazzisi ran the DEA’s Office of Diversion Control, the division that regulates […]

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