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Peggy B. Sapp, President & CEO

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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

Save Children: Vote Against The Legalization Of Marijuana

Posted by Peggy B. Sapp, President & CEO on March 10, 2022 at 5:00 AM

I recently participated in a debate on “Florida Voter Forum” over whether Florida should legalize recreational marijuana use for adults 21 and over. My opponent, Michael Minardi, campaign manager for Regulate Florida, is leading the push to pass HB 467, which would legalize marijuana for all adults.

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Topics: President's Message

President's Message - February 2022

Posted by Peggy B. Sapp, President & CEO on February 10, 2022 at 5:00 AM

Feelings, Facts, and Fallacies

Don't miss how feelings trump facts in Brené Brown's TED talk!

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Topics: President's Message

President's Message - January 2022

Posted by Peggy B. Sapp, President & CEO on January 10, 2022 at 9:39 AM

It is with great sadness that I share this message, Mary Eaton died unexpectedly from a fall on New Year’s Day. As you know Mary was an angel among us, her smile lit up the room, and her good heart made us all want to be better people.

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President's Message - December 2021

Posted by Peggy B. Sapp, President & CEO on December 10, 2021 at 5:00 AM

The holiday period from Thanksgiving through Hanukkah and Christmas signifies a time of reflection and gratitude for all things. As we gather with our families for delicious dinners prepared with the best trimmings, we reflect deeply on what truly means the most to us and express gratitude for those things.

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Topics: President's Message, red ribbon week

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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