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"If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way" ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

Risks of Early Drug Use
Posted by:Jenn--Saturday, May 28, 2016

The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) reports the following:
  • People who began using addictive substances before age 15 are nearly 7 times likelier to develop a substance problem than those who delay first use until age 21 or older
  • Every year that substance use is delayed during the period of adolescent brain development, the risk of addiction and substance abuse decreases
Can making a pact with your child encourage him/her to stay off drugs?  Jim Huger, founder of Parents and Children Together (PACT), believes that it can.  Click here to read about his proactive rewards-based approach to keeping children off drugs.

This post is not intended to be a recommendation for subscribing to the service that Jim Huger created, since at this time I am not personally aware of anyone using it.  Instead, it presents a concept that could be of interest to many parents of pre-teens and teens. 

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May 21st PSST meeting CANCELLED
Posted by:Jenn--Monday, May 16, 2016

Due to scheduling conflicts, there will NOT be a PSST meeting on Saturday, May 21st in Greentree.

Please consider joining us for our next meeting on Saturday, June 4 in Wilkinsburg!

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