November 2015

Get in the Way Campaign Expands: Have You Seen the Hand?

Since its inception in 2008, the Way Out West Coalition (WOW Coalition) in Buckeye, Arizona, has focused on reducing underage drinking. Their success has been awarded the designation of Evidence Based Program (EBP) for two consecutive years by the Arizona Department of Health Services. They are building on that success as they expand to a...

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November 2014

This Will Never Happen to My Kid, or Could It?

I recently flew to Texas for a speaking engagement. Sitting in my usual window seat waiting for the plane to depart, I happened to overhear the lady next to me on her cell phone, talking to her daughter. The focus of their conversation was the mother’s concern over her college-freshman daughter’s drinking habits, and it...

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August 2014

The Dual Reality of Back-to-School: Quick Tips for Parents

The beginning of the school year will expose your childto many opportunities, some good and some not so good.Let’s start with the good. The new school year new brings a fresh start. It’s a time to set and write goals, become involved in sports, join new clubs or volunteer activities, develop friendships and study new...

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June 2014

Keeping Our Teenagers Safe Over the Summer

Content Provided By The Way Out West Coalition (www.wowcoalition.org), DrugFreeAz.org Community Alliance Member. Take yourself back to the time of yearbook signings, cleaning out your desk or locker and the feeling of freedom you felt when the bell rang for thelast time for the school year. Watch out summer, here you come! There is no...

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