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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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Family University Registration

Our 7th Annual Family University will be held Monday, March 14th at New Rochelle High School from 5:30 to 9 PM. Parents, high school and middle school students are invited to attend! To see all of the great workshops and …

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CMS demands scrutiny of opioids, antipsychotics in Medicaid

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) responds to the opioid abuse crisis with new measures to help identify inappropriate prescribing. This article also addresses concerns with prescriptions for antipsychotics for children and adults. The CMS plans to more …

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A holiday prevention gift from parents to kids

‘Tis the season for sharing important messages to our young people about alcohol by Emily Moser The holiday season is here. With it come gatherings with family and friends. For a segment of parents, these get-togethers are a time to …

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KnowBullying App

15 minutes a day. That’s all it takes. When parents and caretakers talk openly about bullying with children and youth they create a foundation for a strong relationship. This will help boost children’s confidence and build effective strategies for facing …

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Great American Smoke Out – November 19

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month and November 19th is the Great American Smoke Out. The goal is to raise parent and youth awareness about the dangers of vaping, and the use of e-cigarettes, hookahs, and hookah pens in addition …

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Teens Who Take Prescription Painkillers May be at Greater Risk of Future Opioid Misuse

Parents, your children may be given a prescription for opioids like OxyContin or Vicodin after surgery or wisdom teeth removal. Read the article below to see how dangerous and addictive these drugs can be – and be careful.  Ask for …

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RED RIBBON WEEK: What is it? Why do we celebrate it?

Red Ribbon Week is the nation’s oldest and largest drug prevention program in the nation reaching millions of Americans during the last week of October every year. It commemorates the ultimate sacrifice made by DEA Special Agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena, who …

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Being Emotionally Unprepared for College Linked to Increased Risk of Substance Use

Read this article on how to better prepare your kids for college by Celia Vimont of the Partnership for Drug Free Kids.  Students who are emotionally unprepared for college have lower grades, are more likely to use drugs and alcohol …

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What are the Dangerous Effects of Alcohol use for Teens?

Parents – read the article below to learn the real dangers of teen alcohol use and what you can do to help. Be sure to also watch the latest PSA on this topic made by New Rochelle High School students …

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Simple Calendar

Nothing from November 19, 2017 to December 13, 2017.

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