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Prevention Saves Everyone Money

Posted by Informed Families on February 19, 2021 at 7:00 AM

“No man is an island, entire of itself . . . Therefore, never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.”

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Topics: prevention, drug prevention

Exercise Is Key to A Healthy Mind and Body

Posted by Informed Families on February 12, 2021 at 7:00 AM

The Latin phrase, mens sana in corpore sano, means “healthy mind, healthy body.” Scholars differ about the meaning of this quote from the Roman poet Juvenal, but many take it to mean that you can’t have one without the other.

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Topics: Family Table Time

Pandemic Putting More Children at Risk

Posted by Informed Families on February 5, 2021 at 7:00 AM

According to a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the number of children visiting emergency departments nationwide for mental health-related issues increased beginning in April and remained high through October.

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Topics: Covid-19

President's Message - February 2021

Posted by Peggy B. Sapp, President & CEO on January 29, 2021 at 7:00 AM

Peer to Peer, People to People.

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Spotting the Signs of Drug Abuse

Posted by Informed Families on January 22, 2021 at 8:00 AM

We at Informed Families hear it so often: “I never suspected my child was abusing drugs.”

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Journaling for Kids

Posted by Informed Families on January 15, 2021 at 8:00 AM

It’s tough being a kid, learning how to cope with daily life, wondering whom to trust, and trying to discern how you fit into the world around you.

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Topics: parenting, stress, childhood, healthy kids

Helping Kids Cope with COVID-19

Posted by Informed Families on January 8, 2021 at 8:00 AM

Since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, health officials have noted an alarming increase in the use of drugs and alcohol, suicides, anxiety, and other mental health disorders.

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Topics: communication, children, Covid-19, routines

President's Message - January 2021

Posted by Peggy B. Sapp, President & CEO on January 1, 2021 at 6:00 AM

How is Lock Your Meds an Opioid Campaign

Lock Your Meds was created in 2008, after the initial skyrocketing of prescription drug deaths.

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Topics: President's Message

The Giving Bonus

Posted by Informed Families on December 21, 2020 at 9:00 AM

‘Tis the season for giving, the time when we rush around in a frenzy buying presents for friends and family. We also use this time to remember those who are less fortunate than ourselves, and share our good fortune by donating to various charities.

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Topics: Family Table Time, season of giving

How to Help Kids Deal with Bullies

Posted by Informed Families on December 18, 2020 at 8:00 AM

If your child has suddenly become moodier or more easily upset than usual, if they seem to be avoiding certain situations like taking the bus to school, or if you notice they’re suddenly not eating or sleeping well, they may very well have become the target of a bully.

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Topics: parenting, tips, advice, peer pressure, bullies

About Us

We teach people how to say no to drugs and how to make healthy choices. To reduce the demand for drugs, Informed Families has focused its efforts on educating and mobilizing the community, parents and young people in order to change attitudes. In this way we counteract the pressures in society that condone and promote drug and alcohol use and abuse. The organization educates thousands of families annually about how to stay drug and alcohol free through networking and a variety of programs and services .

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