Get in the Way Tip #2 – Part 1

The Teen Brain: Finish Strong

Author: Larry Tracey

Posted on 8/22/2017

Fact: If a teen does adolescence well, adulthood gets much easier. You’ve gotten your kids this far in life and regardless of how we got to this point or how well we’ve done, it’s time to finish what we started. Today’s Tip: Finish Strong This is an exciting time for our teens where they experience...

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Get in the Way Quick Tip #1

Tip #1: Verbalize Your Expectations Often

Author: Larry Tracey

Posted on 8/15/2017

So who has the most influence on a teen’s choice to use drugs or alcohol? The answer: parents and peers. I mention peers just momentarily, as we’ll talk about the “peer factor” in an upcoming segment. But for now, who your kids hang with or associate with should be important to you. Numerous studies on...

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Quick Tips to Get in the Way

Get in the Way Intro Segment

Author: Larry Tracey

Posted on 8/9/2017

We are debuting the Get in the Way Video Series where we share quick tips to make life easier, and more successful and fun for everyone. We can get in the way of disrespect, bullying, failure and of suicide to mention a few. However, this particular Get in the Way Series focuses on preventing underage...

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What They Are Saying About Prop 205

Author: Larry Tracey

Posted on 9/9/2016

Recreational marijuana will be on the ballot in Arizona in November and there will be a lot of accusations, blame, anger and misinformation flying everywhere. There will be those who are adamantly for Issue 205 and those adamantly against Issue 205. Both are passionate about their stance and emotions will run wild. In researching Issue...

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Statistics and Signs of Underage Alcohol Use

Author: Larry Tracey

Posted on 6/2/2016

Today’s focus is on the dangers of alcohol and how you can recognize the signs of underage drinking. Our goal at WOW is never to use scare tactics to motivate adults and teenagers, rather, we prefer to stick with statistics. So, what are the dangers of underage drinking? According to the National Institutes of Health,...

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Is It Working?

Author: Larry Tracey

Posted on 5/17/2016

  It’s a fair question; but what’s the context? Is what working? Today, we ask that question about the Drug Take-Back events, and here’s our answer, straight from the Phoenix branch of the DEA: The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Phoenix Field Division finalized the collection and tally of prescription drugs turned in this past Saturday...

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Staying Safe This Summer

A Guest Blog by Officer Perez, Buckeye SRO

Author: Larry Tracey

Posted on 5/9/2016

The Way Out West Coalition has a great relationship with law enforcement and many in city government. Part of the benefits is our ability hear from those who are on the front lines dealing with alcohol and substance use. The following blog entry is from one such officer, an SRO in Buckeye’s schools. What follows...

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What’s New In Brain Science and Addiction?

Reblogged from NIDA

Author: Larry Tracey

Posted on 5/3/2016

Every once in a while, we like to reblog moving or important blogs.  Here’s one from NIDA concerning a new study that’s being done right now. Although it will take some time for it to be completed, the results should be far reaching. Source: National Institute on Drug Abuse; National Institutes of Health; U.S. Department...

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National Drug Take-Back Day!

Author: Larry Tracey

Posted on 4/25/2016

We interrupt this regularly scheduled blog post to bring you important information! Back in the days before internet streaming and On Demand programming, we dreaded these test alert screens. They always appeared during important television moments, such as Saturday morning cartoons!  If you remember waking up at 6 AM to get your full run of...

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WOW’s Winter Work

What We Did in the Third Quarter

Author: Larry Tracey

Posted on 4/18/2016

The winter quarter is busy for the Way Out West Coalition. As those who read our blogs know, we divide our work into three areas with a staff member in charge of each area. That staff member works with a team of coalition members in a subcommittee. So, what have we done? Get in the...

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