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Peggy B. Sapp, President & CEO

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Try Dry January . . . or Dry February . . . or Dry March . . .

Posted by Peggy B. Sapp, President & CEO on January 9, 2023 at 11:32 AM

President's Message - January 2023

Let me start by wishing all of you a happy and healthy new year! And to thank you all for the work you’ve done over the last year to help keep our children safe from drugs of all kinds. We’ve accomplished some good things together, and I want to urge you to keep up the fight.
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Topics: President's Message, alcohol, Informed Families, alcohol use, alcohol abuse

People Are Gifts

Posted by Peggy B. Sapp, President & CEO on December 9, 2022 at 5:43 PM

President's Message - December 2022

As we enter the “official” season of giving, we all start to think about appropriate gifts for each of our loved ones. We may forget, however, that the gift of ourselves is the best gift of all. The following essay is one which we have published before, many times, but it never fails to touch my heart and helps me realize anew how important its message is. I hope you enjoy it too. Happy Holidays!
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Topics: President's Message, holidays, Informed Families

NY Governor Signs Red Ribbon Week Measure

Posted by Peggy B. Sapp, President & CEO on November 9, 2022 at 3:20 PM

President's Message - November 2022

I had intended my article to be about an Attitude of Gratitude, Thankfulness, and Celebration but the news media doesn’t cover any of those topics only Death, Destruction, and Debacle. Maybe that is why we have just a large drug problem we focus on the negative and forget how to Live a Healthy Life.
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Topics: President's Message, college students, teenagers, Informed Families, teens, drugs

Red Ribbon Week Helps to Create Herd Immunity

Posted by Peggy B. Sapp, President & CEO on October 9, 2022 at 7:00 AM

President's Message - October 2022

Red Ribbon is about creating herd or community immunity to the alcohol and drug problems America is facing.
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Topics: President's Message, teenagers, alcohol, Informed Families, teens, drugs

We’re talking to YOU!

Posted by Peggy B. Sapp, President & CEO on September 9, 2022 at 1:05 PM

President's Message - August 2022

Over the years, it has been interesting to me that parents consistently think Informed Families is not talking to them but to some other family with problems. Denial is a trademark of addiction!
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Topics: Family Day, President's Message, teenagers, Informed Families, teens, Family Table Time

How Do We Reach Across and Communicate Through the Generational Divide?

Posted by Peggy B. Sapp, President & CEO on August 9, 2022 at 7:00 AM

President's Message - August 2022

We deal with this daily – we use different words to describe the same things.
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Topics: President's Message, teenagers, teens, hope

How to Solve America’s Drug and Destructive Behaviors Problem

Posted by Peggy B. Sapp, President & CEO on July 11, 2022 at 5:00 AM

President's Message - July 2022

Recent legislation addressing the mass shooting problem in America may be a step in the right direction but all the recommended solutions start way too late in the process to actually change anything

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Topics: President's Message, teenagers, teens, hope

Giving Teens the Gift of Hope

Posted by Peggy B. Sapp, President & CEO on June 9, 2022 at 8:00 AM

President's Message - June 2022

What if, tomorrow, some magical being came and took away your hope? Hope that things will get better, hope that you can accomplish your goals, hope that you can achieve the life you dreamed of?

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Topics: President's Message, teenagers, teens, hope

Celebrating a Life Well-Lived

Posted by Peggy B. Sapp, President & CEO on May 10, 2022 at 4:20 PM

President's Message - May 2022

The work that Informed Families has been doing for 40 years is so important that it was officially recognized last night by the Governor of Florida, Ron DeSantis, at our 37th Annual Dinner at Joe’s Stone Crab restaurant in Miami.

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Topics: President's Message

April Is Alcohol Awareness Month

Posted by Peggy B. Sapp, President & CEO on April 10, 2022 at 9:42 PM

President's Message - April 2022

When trying to teach our kids to avoid drugs and alcohol, doesn’t it sometimes feel like we’re fighting a losing battle?

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Topics: President's Message

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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