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Help Kids Help the Earth

Posted by Informed Families on April 16, 2021 at 7:00 AM

When children have a sense of purpose, it can help them make smarter choices when it comes to drug and alcohol use. One way to do this is to involve them in activities that let them feel they’re making a difference in the world.

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Topics: Family Table Time

Telling Children Hard Facts

Posted by Informed Families on April 9, 2021 at 7:00 AM

If only life were like the fairy tales we read to our children when they’re little: bloodless, maybe a bit tense, but always with a happy ending.

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Topics: advice

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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Letting Kids Be Unhappy

Posted by Informed Families on March 26, 2021 at 7:00 AM

A mentally healthy human being is one who knows how to effectively deal with emotions. Anger, frustration, disappointment, fear, sadness...at one time or another, these are common—and often constructive—emotions we all feel.

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Topics: tips, children

Teen Alcohol and Drug Abuse—Get the Facts Out

Posted by Informed Families on March 19, 2021 at 8:00 AM

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that substance use among teens can:

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Topics: drug abuse, drug prevention, drugs, alcohol abuse

The Hidden Benefits of Community Service

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

“He who wished to secure the good of others has already secured his own.”

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Topics: family dinner, Family Table Time, community

Marijuana Unsafe for Younger People

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

As marijuana use becomes legal in more states (although its use is still a federal crime), the long-standing stigma associated with the drug has begun to recede. But that doesn’t mean it’s safe. And it’s especially unsafe for teens and young adults.

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Topics: marijuana

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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Topics: President's Message

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

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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