All About the Teen Years – Spotting Drug Use

Once you’ve familiarized yourself with common warning signs, a few simple guidelines can go a long way toward spotting issues with drug use earlier rather than later. Even if you don’t find direct evidence, it’s important to always trust your gut — take action by talking with your child and seeking help if necessary. One note of caution. Be prepared to […]

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Community Presentation at Recovering Hope

Minnesota Organization for Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (MOFAS) is holding a community presentation at Recovering Hope Treatment Center in Mora on Wednesday, August 2nd from 10 am – 1 pm. This presentation provides a review of the Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FASD)Basics, then explores the challenges someone with an FASD may face, as well as, explore “red […]

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Up in Smoke: e-Cigarettes

It was great to have Grace Higgins and Dr. Pete Dehnel from Physicians Advocacy Network at our coalition meeting this past Tuesday! Their presentation on e-cigarettes was very educational and insightful. Kanabec County has seen a rise in teenage use of e-cigarettes making the information relevant. If you were unable to be at their presentation […]

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Breaking the Opioid Habit in Dentists’ Offices

Breaking the Opioid Habit in the Dentists’ Offices – a Minnesota connection! Harold Tu’s “aha!” moment came in front of the Washington Monument. In October, 2014, Tu, director of the division of oral and maxillofacial surgery at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, was visiting Washington, D.C., with his wife. Tu was there to […]

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