Chamber awarded SACK Coalition Greatest Community Involvement

At it’s 2017 Chamber Gala on November 9, 2017 the Substance Abuse Coalition of Kanabec County (SACK) was voted by Mora Area Chamber of Commerce members as the organization with the “Greatest Community Involvement”. SACK Chair, Sandy Juettner accepted the award on behalf of the coalition. We are honored that our nearly 20 years of […]

Continue reading

True Facts About Teens and Media, Now & Then

Here’s a fun article from TeenSafe.com giving parents some good tips. Scary, but good! The meteoric rise in technology over the past three decades has completely changed the relationship between teens and media. Teens are often the first group to adopt a new technology because at that younger age it’s easier for them to pick […]

Continue reading

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 […]

Continue reading

Opioid Abuse Prevention Success from Morrison County

YouTube Video: Morrison County Rx Drug Abuse Prevention Project   Morrison County Record: House bill on opioid abuse prevention seeks to replicate local program Published March 18, 2017 at 9:43 am  By Ann March, CHI St. Gabriel’s Health In 2015, CHI St. Gabriel’s Health, along with community partners, began confronting opioid abuse, an issue that has […]

Continue reading

“Talk. They Hear You.” Mom’s Thoughts

View the YouTube PSA below > When Mom receives a text from her 10-year-old daughter, Luci, asking to go to a friend’s house for a sleepover, she realizes she needs to talk to her about the dangers of underage drinking. But where does she begin? Listening to Mom’s thoughts, we catch a glimpse of the […]

Continue reading

Help Your Teen Throw Fun (and Safe) High School Parties

Article from Informed Families on March 10, 2017 at 8:00 AM The idea of high school parties often conjures images of outrageous bashes you remember from John Hughes movies or other teen flicks from the ’80s and ’90s. Or, perhaps you recall parties from your own youth and the chaos that may have accompanied them. […]

Continue reading