Archive | September, 2012

“Medicine Abuse Project”-New Campaign to fight Prescription Drug Abuse

Prescription drug abuse in America is becoming increasingly alarming by the minute. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), there were approximately 7 million people in the U.S. who reported nonmedical use of psychotherapeutic drugs in 2010. Pain relievers remain as the most widely abused medications, followed by tranquilizers, stimulants, and sedatives. Among […]

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Fall Parent Education Session hosted at Stanford University

Challenge Success.org, a research-based organization that develops refreshingly practical curriculum, conferences and other programs for parents, schools, and kids looking for a healthier and more effective path to success in the 21st century. Offers a FREE Parent Education Session The Knowledge to Navigate: Strategies for Raising Healthy & Motivated Kids September 28, 2012, from 7:00pm-9:00pm […]

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Local Teens Help Fight Sale of Tobacco to Minors

California Governor Jerry Brown just signed assembly bill 1301 into law, which would require the state to suspend and revoke a store’s license if they are repeatedly convicted of selling tobacco products to minors. If a store is convicted three times in a five-year-window, its license would be suspended for 45 days. Five convictions in […]

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September 10th, World Suicide Prevention Day

Dare to reach out your hand into the darkness, to pull another hand into the light.  ~Norman B. Rice The International Association for Suicide Prevention invites the world to light a candle in support of suicide prevention, suicide survivors and in memory of lost loved ones. Join your friends and neighbors in lighting a candle […]

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Blog Series: Nutrition and Mental Health – The Importance of Sharing a Family Meal

Article by Philippe Rey, Psy.D. Executive Director of ACS I would like to begin this series by quoting Marion Cunningham, an advocate of home cooking who just recently died in her 90’s: “Too many families seldom sit down together; it’s gobble and go… eating food on the run, reheating it in relays in the microwave […]

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