Category Archive: Parents

Sep 09

MONTCALM COMMUNITIES TOGETHER – SEPT 12TH

Hello Friends and Friends To Be,  You are invited by Drug Free Montcalm to participate in a special day focusing on  our county and the various communities within it.  We truly hope you and anyone else, including youth, you would like to invite from your organization and/or community will be able to join with others …

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Aug 10

Where to go for help …

When problems show up around alcohol and/or other drug use – our own or someone elses – it isn’t easy to know where to turn.  The link below will take you to a document listing all the Regional Coordinating offices for Montcalm and immediately surrounding counties.  By contacting the regional office in your area, they …

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Jul 18

Automobile Safety – Don’t Drink and Drive

The following site was sent to us from a friend, Jessica, who has used our materials in her classroom.  In their research they found the site; www.cheapautoinsurance.com.  (Sponsored by multiple insurance companies.)   There is some very good information at this site plus great links to other sites such as the following for prevention.  Ad Council: Drunk …

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Jan 11

HOW CAN I TELL IF MY CHILD IS DOING DRUGS?

While it is difficult to distingish typical adolescent behavior from drug-induced behavior, parents should consdier possible drug use if they notice several of these changes in their child: 1. Changes in Physical Appearance – Lack of personal cleanliness, messy appearance Red eyes and frequent use of eye drops Runny nose, congestion, coughing Wearing dark glasses …

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Dec 23

Editorial on the Legal Drinking Age

Greenville Daily News 12/20/2011, Page A03  VOICES: Lower drinking age is no solution Michigan abandoned lower drinking age for a rea-son; keep it at 21 If respondents to a recent MLive poll had their way, Michigan’s drinking age would no longer be 21. When asked, “What is the best way to curb underage drink-ing?” in …

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Nov 23

THINK YOU KNOW … ? — PART TWO

The Montcalm Coalition to Prevent Underage Drinking is working with local pizza vendors to shine light on some of the difficulties alcohol is contributing to in the lives of our children.  In part one of this post we talked about some local data related to youth behaviors.  In part two we will look at — …

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Nov 23

THINK YOU KNOW … ? — PART ONE

The Montcalm Coalition to Prevent Underage Drinking is working with local pizza shops to spread the word about youth and alcohol problems.  Each pizza box that goes out the door will have a post-it type note with three questions.  The data is taken from Montcalm County 7th, 9th, and 11th grade youth responses to a health …

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