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Henry Mayo Hospital Holding Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

Henry Mayo Hospital Holding Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

Santa Clarita residents have the opportunity to help prevent prescription-drug abuse among teens and adults alike by turning in their unused or expired prescription drugs for safe disposal at Henry Mayo Hospital on Saturday. Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking Santa Clarita news alerts delivered right to your inbox. In partnership with the Action Family Foundation and KHTS AM-1220, Henry ...

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Action Family Counseling Helps Clergy Plan Drug Abuse Prevention Programs

Action Family Counseling Helps Clergy Plan Drug Abuse Prevention Programs

By: Cary Quashen | Action Family Counseling As a substance abuse counseling expert, I know the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration reported in 2012 that over 22.2 million persons aged 12 or older were classified with substance dependence or abuse. Overall, 17.7 million had alcohol dependence or abuse, and 7.3 million had illicit drug dependence or abuse. Be ...

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Join The Voices For Recovery: Together On Pathways To Wellness

Join The Voices For Recovery: Together On Pathways To Wellness

By: Cary Quashen Someone once shared with me they thought an alcoholic or drug addict was the old man who lived underneath the bridge and was homeless, doomed to a life of recklessness and hopelessness. But also shared they had subsequently discovered addiction affects everyone. Through their own personal journey with a family member who was addicted to heroin they ...

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Second Action Drug Overdose Awareness Candlelight Vigil Lights Friday

Second Action Drug Overdose Awareness Candlelight Vigil Lights Friday

Event Provides Santa Clarita Valley Residents a Time to Share in Mourning the Loss of Loved Ones to Drug Overdoses By Stephen K. Peeples The nonprofit Action Family Foundation will hold its second annual Action Overdose Awareness Day candlelight vigil Friday night, in remembrance of Santa Clarita Valley teens and young adults who have died of drug overdoses in recent ...

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ACTION Family Zone Parents’ Seminar Spotlights Risky Teen Trends

ACTION Family Zone Parents’ Seminar Spotlights Risky Teen Trends

Special Meeting Wednesday Night Shows How Stunts Like Car-Surfing, Condom-Snorting are Just as Dangerous as Drug Abuse By Stephen K. Peeples Fewer Santa Clarita Valley young people have died of drug overdoses so far this year compared to 2012, a very positive trend reported by KHTS News June 2. However, local parents, authorities, educators and addiction experts are now sounding ...

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