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Free Naloxone at the Spanish Fork Library The Spanish Fork Library offers more than good books and free Wi-Fi. As of March, the library is also offering free naloxone. A few years ago, in conjunction with Spanish Fork City’s Active and Healthy initiative, the Spanish Fork Library began offering free gun locks to help prevent death by suicide. In addition to these kinds of efforts, … Continue reading

Good Friends Stick Together

Good Friends Stick Together Good friends stick together. They are there for you through the ups and downs. Feeling connected and valued by good friends can help you deal with hard things in life. Friends can even help you stay safe from drug and alcohol dependence. Over the last year due to Covid-19, many students experienced isolation and mental health issues. Now that school is … Continue reading Good Friends Stick Together

So, You’re Thinking About Therapy

Here’s what to expect. One of the most difficult parts of going to therapy can be calling and making an appointment in the first place. We’ve come a long way in reducing stigma, but there are still so many unknowns. What will people think? What is it going to be like? Am I going to be respected and validated? Is my experience “bad” enough to … Continue reading So, You’re Thinking About Therapy

Utah Drug Demand Reduction Outreach

What we do. The Utah Drug Demand Reduction Outreach (DDRO) is a national guard program that provides a well-trained and adaptable team of Civil Operators to help community coalitions develop comprehensive strategies to address local problems. Prevention coalitions reinforce partnerships across community members, leaders, and local organizations. They also provide tools for substance use prevention and contribute to creating drug misuse-free communities. There are many roles a Civil Operator … Continue reading Utah Drug Demand Reduction Outreach

Drug Use and Relationships

Prescription drug misuse can happen to anyone. When it happens, it can wreak havoc on relationships. If you or a loved one is dealing with substance misuse, then here is some advice from a couple who made it through.   Thank you for sharing your story Joel and Anjuli! Recovery from addiction is possible, so get help today. Learn more about opioid prescription drug prevention. Continue reading Drug Use and Relationships

5 Easy Ways to Bond With Your Kids

We all want a happy, healthy family, and one of the best ways to create that is through bonding. Bonding creates a close connection with the people you love, and can help protect youth from substance misuse. Youth who are bonded with their family are less likely to participate in risky behaviors. With all the social distancing and stress associated with the Covid-19 pandemic, it’s … Continue reading 5 Easy Ways to Bond With Your Kids

Five Love Languages for Children

Expressing love to children is critical to their healthy development and can help youth feel bonded to the adults in their lives. Children who are bonded to healthy adults are less likely to try risky behaviors, such as misusing substances. Make sure your child gets them message that you love them by using their love language to express love. Take the Quiz Want to speak … Continue reading Five Love Languages for Children

Six Family Quality Time Ideas

By Harley A. Rotbart, M.D. Over my past 30 years as a pediatrician, I have learned that there is a single truth that applies to any parenting philosophy: Your children need to spend meaningful time with you. When you add up all the time your kids spend at day care, in school, asleep, at friends’ homes, with babysitters, at camp, and otherwise occupied with activities that … Continue reading Six Family Quality Time Ideas

FREE Parenting Classes in Utah Valley

Parents face unique challenges, and there are resources to help. Below is a list of parenting resources offered locally. A few are in person, and most are online, including some downloadable courses you can take by yourself without an instructor. We will update this list as class availability changes. Last updated: 3/16/2021 Class Name and Description (A-Z) Changes Parent Support Network Support group for families … Continue reading FREE Parenting Classes in Utah Valley