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President's Message - July 2021

Posted by Peggy B. Sapp, President & CEO on June 30, 2021 at 11:57 AM

Today’s chuckle, “the most optimistic person is the mother who packs 3 books in her bag to read on summer vacation.”

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President's Message - June 2021

Posted by Peggy B. Sapp, President & CEO on June 1, 2021 at 7:00 AM

And The Summertime Balancing Act Begins

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President's Message - May 2021

Posted by Peggy B. Sapp, President & CEO on May 1, 2021 at 6:45 AM

Prevention Week, celebrated May 9-15, is not just about AWARENESS it is about ACTION and taking Responsibility for our ACTION.

Taking Responsibility for our Actions is not easy.  It requires honesty to see ourselves and make informed choices.  Do we see the connections?

-Peggy Sap, CEO and President

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President's Message - April 2021

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

Rights, riots, and responsibility are all “R” words that belong together. It’s Spring Break in Miami, where we have seen it all for 40 years. This year Spring Break is beyond anything observed in the past! Rite of passage (another “R” word) has been used to describe the behaviors we observe during Spring Break.

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President's Message - March 2021

Posted by Peggy B. Sapp, President & CEO on March 1, 2021 at 1:04 PM

Coordinated Services; Coordinated Efforts are Needed

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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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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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President's Message - December 2020

Posted by Peggy B. Sapp, President & CEO on December 1, 2020 at 6:00 AM

What Makes You Happy?

We’ve all heard of Einstein’s Theory E = mc2. We may not understand the theory, but we’ve heard of it. Notice how the world keeps working without trying to understand or control how it works.

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President's Message - November 2020

Posted by Peggy B. Sapp, President & CEO on November 1, 2020 at 5:00 AM

Have you ever noticed we keep asking you “What are you doing for Red Ribbon Week”?

It’s because we are equipping you to live a healthy drug free life and to pass it on to those around you; especially your children.

Over the years it has been interesting to watch people act like, “You’re not talking to me are you?”

Yes YOU! We are talking to YOU. Prevention talks directly to everyone…no exceptions.

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President's Message - October 2020

Posted by Peggy B. Sapp, President & CEO on October 1, 2020 at 8:00 AM

Help Us Lead the Red Ribbon Week Herd   

Red Ribbon Week helps to create Herd Immunity. Red Ribbon is about creating herd or community immunity to the alcohol and drug problems America is facing.

Herd or Community Immunity is where a large part of the population are immune to a specific disease.

While currently the public is hearing about and focusing on Covid-19, Herd immunity applies equally to alcohol and drug use.

In all populations across the world about 10 % of people have a predisposition to alcohol and drug addiction. PREDISPOSITION DOES NOT MEAN PREDETERMINED!!! There are PROTECTIVE FACTORS that mediate the disease - the biggest are the communities’ beliefs, their messaging and role modeling about alcohol and drugs use and misuse.

 

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Topics: President's Message, red ribbon, red ribbon week, drug use, alcohol use, Covid-19

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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