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Come Tonight for Family University at NRHS -Monday, March 13

Family University – March 13 at NRHS 5:30 to 9:00 pm Ask anyone’s who has attended in the past – Family University is an amazing evening – and a bargain too! What is it? An evening of workshops and keynote presentation …


Marijuana Has Proven to Be a Gateway Drug

From the April 26, 2016 NY Times: Opinion. Robert L. DuPont is the president of the Institute for Behavior and Health and the first director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse. It should come as no surprise that the …


Why Is It So Hard To Test Whether Drivers Are Stoned?

The following article will help you understand the science behind the challenges involved in establishing drugged driving laws. Law enforcement officials would love to have a clear way to tell when a driver is too drugged to drive. But the decades …

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Thinking of drinking and driving? What if your car won’t let you?

If every new car made in the United States had a built-in blood alcohol level tester that prevented impaired drivers from driving the vehicle, how many lives could be saved, injuries prevented, and injury-related dollars left unspent? Researchers at the …

Be a Parent

Look Familiar?

NR FOCUS has installed these posters at local bus stop kiosks in New Rochelle to raise awareness of the impact that parents have on their teens – especially on underage drinking. They read, ” Be a Parent, Not a Friend. Underage Drinking can …


How Much Does Marijuana Impact Your Driving?

A rigorous federal research study by the National Institute on Drug Abuse offers new data on the effects of marijuana on driving performance. The exact impact of marijuana on driving ability is a controversial subject—and it’s become more important states …


Five Back-to-School Tips for Teens

Raychelle Cassada Lohmann MS, LPC asked some “experts” – a middle school student, a high school student, a parent, and an educator the same simple question: “What advice would you give to a teen about how to have a successful school …

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Ideas for Alcohol- and Drug-Free Post Prom & Graduation Parties

This time of year is filled with celebrations for high school teens including prom and graduation parties. Many teens and their parents assume that alcohol will be consumed at these celebrations even though high school students are obviously not legally …


NRHS Prom Tomorrow: Let’s Make it Safe

If your child is going to the NRHS prom, review the safety materials distributed with the prom tickets. Take the time to speak with your teen about making wise choices on prom night. Emphasize that you want them to have a …

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New CDC Guidelines Seek Doctors’ Help In Fighting Opioid Epidemic: Over 40 Americans die every day from overdoses of prescribed opiates.

In an effort to curb America’s deadly opioid crisis, federal health officials are urging doctors to largely avoid prescribing highly addictive painkillers like OxyContin and Vicodin when treating patients for chronic pain. The new guidelines, issued Tuesday by the Centers for Disease …

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Nothing from April 25, 2017 to May 19, 2017.