National Prevention Week

The first annual National Prevention Week is May 20-26! The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration’s (SAMHSA) National Prevention Week celebrates the idea that everyone has a role to play in prevention. Events will take place nationwide to build awareness around the importance of prevention and how everyone can take action to prevent substance abuse, […]

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Continued Funding Depends on You

Did you know that $134,079 of in-kind contributions were made last year toward the prevention of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use in Kanabec County? Without the contribution of these in-kind dollars, our community would not be able to receive federal prevention funding. In an effort to make it as easy as possible to submit […]

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May SACK Meeting

More than twenty attended SACK’s monthly coalition meeting at FirstLight on May 1st! Master Trainers Melissa Drews and Judy Hanson facilitated a discussion on prevention efforts, partnerships and collaboration. Members voted in Fred Carlson as chair and Lucille Schultz as co-chair for the next year! Small group discussion focused on the following three topics: 1) […]

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Epidemiological Workgroup to Coordinate Data Collection

Data keepers and enthusiasts from Family Pathways, FirstLight Health System, Mora Schools, Kanabec County Family Services and Sheriff’s Office met for the first time last week. The group discussed how state and local data on alcohol, tobacco and other drugs will be gathered and analyzed over the next several months. The next Epidemiological Workgroup meeting […]

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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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