Putnam CTC

Underage Drinking Prevention Video

This is a three step program to help parents prevent underage drinking. It was created by ParentsEmpowered.org, a media and education campaign funded by the Utah Legislature and designed to prevent and reduce underage drinking in Utah by providing parents and guardians with information about the harmful effects of alcohol on the developing teen brain, […]

Medical Marijuana Business in Colorado Springs Uses “Sesame Street” Characters to Advertise

File in the “you-can’t-make-this-stuff-up” department. A “medical” marijuana dispensary in Colorado Springs, Colorado is using a Sesame Street character to advertise pot. Because, you know, all of those 80-year-old grandmas who use “medical” marijuana really love Cookie Monster. This is your state on marijuana. Any questions? This appeared on http://learnaboutsam.org/

Comments Off on Medical Marijuana Business in Colorado Springs Uses “Sesame Street” Characters to Advertise Continue Reading →

Talking With Children – Teachable Moments

Parenting isn’t easy, especially when it comes to talking to children about alcohol and drugs. Many parents hope to avoid the subject entirely. But, as parents we have far more influence than we think and talking honestly about alcohol and drugs can have a real impact. In fact, research has shown that kids who have […]

Colorado & Washington State Two Years After Full Legalization of Marijuana

The following article details the consequences and after effects of the legalization of marijuana in the states of Colorado and Washington. Many of the results were expected but there were also   some unexpected consequences. Click here to see the results  http://learnaboutsam.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/FINAL-REPORT-1.pdf

Comments Off on Colorado & Washington State Two Years After Full Legalization of Marijuana Continue Reading →

Governor Cuomo Launches “Combat Heroin” Campaign

The following news release appeared today on the New York State website – http://www.governor.ny.gov/. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today launched Combat Heroin, a campaign designed to inform and educate New Yorkers about the risks of heroin and prescription opioid use, the signs of addiction, and the resources available to help. Heroin and opioid addiction has impacted […]

Marijuana, Rx Misuse Raise Safety Concerns as Drugged Driving Increases

The nation’s campaign to combat drunk driving continues to make our roads safer, but use of marijuana and prescription drugs is increasingly prominent on the highways, creating new safety questions, according to a pair of ground-breaking studies released this week by the Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. One study, the latest version […]

Comments Off on Marijuana, Rx Misuse Raise Safety Concerns as Drugged Driving Increases Continue Reading →

American Academy of Pediatrics Says No to Marijuana Legalization

The group representing the nation’s pediatricians issued a statement this week opposing the legalization of marijuana. The drug can be harmful to adolescent health and development, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). The group said it supports the compassionate use of marijuana for some children who suffer from debilitating or terminal illnesses, HealthDay […]

Comments Off on American Academy of Pediatrics Says No to Marijuana Legalization Continue Reading →