How “Strengthening Families” Can Help Your Family

What is the Strengthening Families Program? The Strengthening Families Program (SFP) is a unique parenting program that involves the whole family.  Parents, youth, and children.  This in an evidence based parenting program.  What does evidence based mean?  SFP has been evaluated many times by independent researchers in randomized control trials or health services research with very positive results in reducing substance abuse and delinquency risk … Continue reading How “Strengthening Families” Can Help Your Family

How to Be Resilient

Wondering how to be resilient? Resilience is having a solution-focused approach to overcoming obstacles and challenges leads to greater well being – this can aid in both prevention of substance use disorders and in recovery. How to be resilient Resilience is a powerful tool to have, but it isn’t something you can buy on Amazon.  So how do you become resilient and what is the … Continue reading How to Be Resilient

When it Comes to Youth Using Drugs – Most Don’t

According to the 2017 Student Health and Risk Prevention Survey, students in Utah County believed that about 18% of all students had used alcohol in the past 30 days.  If they have a grade with 100 students, teens believe 18 of them are drinking.  That seems like a lot of teens are drinking!  The reality is, most don’t. Only 4.1% of students in Utah County … Continue reading When it Comes to Youth Using Drugs – Most Don’t

Prevent Bullying

Bullying is defined as … “an intentional act that causes harm to others, and may involve verbal harassment, verbal or non-verbal threats, physical assault, stalking, or other methods of coercion such as manipulation, blackmail, or extortion. It is aggressive behavior that intends to hurt, threaten or frighten another person. An imbalance of power between the aggressor and the victim is often involved. Bullying occurs in … Continue reading Prevent Bullying

Safe Drug Disposal

Be part of the solution! 75% of Utahns currently addicted to opioids get them from a friend or family member. Properly disposing of unused opioid medication prevents the risk of addiction, misuse, and overdoses. Flushing prescription pain medications can contaminate our groundwater and harm our fish. Protect our environment and community by properly disposing at a permanent local medication drop box near you. Business hours … Continue reading Safe Drug Disposal

Social Development Strategy

We all want our kids to make good choices. For instance, most parents want their kids to try hard in school, or refrain from using drugs. The Social Development Strategy is a highly intuitive model that can help us influence our kids behavior. Whether you are a parent, teacher, or youth group leader, these skills are applicable and adaptable across the board. 1. Opportunities The … Continue reading Social Development Strategy

Opioides: verlos claramente

¿Quién toma tus pastillas? A veces los doctores no explican bien qué hacer con los opioides (las pastillas contra el dolor) que recetan. A veces es difícil saber qué hacer cuando ya no hay dolor. ¿Debes terminar la botella entera o solo botarla? Bueno, ¡la verdad es que no debes hacer nada de eso! Aunque puede ser difícil deshacerte de tus pastillas, que quizás necesites … Continue reading Opioides: verlos claramente

Opioid Crisis: You’re One Tough Momma

Billboards and advertisements about the opioid crisis in Utah surround us as we drive down the freeway, listen to the radio, watch TV, or browse the internet. You may have asked yourself, what is this epidemic that we keep hearing about? What can I do to help? Can this really affect me or people that I love? Here is a brief overview of the opioid … Continue reading Opioid Crisis: You’re One Tough Momma