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Get On Board the Family Day Fun!

Posted by Informed Families on September 25, 2022 at 5:06 PM

Once each year, we take time to celebrate the people that make our lives meaningful: our families. Family life isn’t always what you’d find in a Hallmark movie, but at the bottom, the love and support we find there offer a sense of belonging and stability in our lives. Sociologists point out that families are critical for healthy development.

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Topics: Family Day, parenting, teenagers, family bonding, teens, family dinner, Family Table Time

Marijuana Use Rising Despite the Dangers

Posted by Informed Families on September 17, 2022 at 11:31 AM

Unfortunately, the news on the popularity of marijuana keeps getting worse, not better.

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Topics: parenting, marijuana, teenagers, teens, drugs, vaping

Study: Kids Who Vape Are More Likely to Use Marijuana

Posted by Informed Families on September 12, 2022 at 8:59 AM

A 2016 survey found that about 10 million Americans vaped regularly. Nearly half of those were under the age of 35, with 18-24-year-olds the most frequent users. In 2018, over three million high school students and 570,000 middle school students reported they were using e-cigarettes, according to the CDC. And the trend is rising: In 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that one in nine high school students said they had vaped in the past month.

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Topics: parenting, marijuana, teenagers, teens, drugs, vaping

Teaching Your Kids Organizational Skills

Posted by Informed Families on August 28, 2022 at 11:00 AM

As kids transition back to school, they’ll need to brush up on their organizational skills. This is one of the topics in this month’s Family Table Time activity kit, which provides materials, tips, and conversation starters designed to foster family togetherness and participation.

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Topics: parenting, teenagers, children, teens, back to school, organization

Teens More Often Involved in Crashes

Posted by Informed Families on August 21, 2022 at 10:53 AM

As summer winds down and young people want to get in all the fun they can before school starts, they’ll be trying to cram in as much party time as possible in the next few weeks.

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Topics: parenting, teenagers, children, car trips, teens

Legislative Alert: Act Now to Stop This Bill!

Posted by Informed Families on August 14, 2022 at 1:41 PM

It’s hard enough to teach our kids to avoid drugs when even popular celebrities and members of Congress, not to mention the cannabis industry, are trying to normalize its use.

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Topics: parenting, addiction, teenagers, safe homes smart parties, children, teens, drug trend

Noah Cyrus Describes Xanax Addiction

Posted by Informed Families on July 31, 2022 at 6:52 PM

When it comes to addiction, a lot of young people think it can’t happen to them. But it can, and it does. Especially with a drug like Xanax. 

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Topics: parenting, addiction, teenagers, safe homes smart parties, children, teens, drug trend

Sun and Heat Health

Posted by Informed Families on July 25, 2022 at 12:30 AM

Have you tried a free month’s subscription to Informed Families’ Family Table Time activity kit? This is an innovative program we developed to help bring families together, with an extensive set of tools geared toward reclaiming family dinners.

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Topics: parenting, teenagers, children, teens, heat, sun

Marijuana Use Linked to Higher Hospitalizations

Posted by Informed Families on July 18, 2022 at 1:00 AM

As marijuana use becomes more common across the country, and more
jurisdictions legalize the recreational use of cannabis, the inherent dangers of the
drugs are too often minimized.

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Topics: parenting, teenagers, children, teens, social media, drugs

Why Do Teens Use Drugs?

Posted by Informed Families on July 5, 2022 at 8:00 AM

The teen years are times of turbulence when their bodies are changing radically, and their brains are pulling them away from the security of the family they’ve known their whole lives in preparation for living life as an independent adult.

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Topics: parenting, teenagers, children, teens, social media, drugs

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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