Addiction, National Observances, Recovery

Did you know?

Today I sat in the parent drop off line at school as per the usual routine.  I took deep gulps of my coffee in between the stopping and going as our mini-van edged closer and closer to the sweet sound of quietness between dropping off my last child and my commute to the office.  Somewhere… Continue reading Did you know?

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National Observances, Prevention, Resources, Suicide

No Boundaries – Suicide Prevention Day

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in our nation, the 9th leading cause of death in the State of Florida.  Suicide not only rocks a family, but entire schools, work places and the community.    The word “suicide” evokes uncomfortable feelings and it’s not a desired conversation over a business lunch, meeting, or the… Continue reading No Boundaries – Suicide Prevention Day

National Observances, Parents, Social Norms, Special Events, Underage Alcohol Use

The Power’s in You!

What’s the real story behind teen drinking? With Alcohol Awareness month approaching, MADD SWFL wants to answer this question for Charlotte County. In April, MADD celebrates its national Campaign Power Talk 21, which encourages parents to have conversations with their teens about alcohol. Teens do say that it is their parents that have the biggest… Continue reading The Power’s in You!

Environmental Strategies, Healthy Environment, National Observances, Poison Control, Prescription Drug Misuse

National Poison Prevention Week

In one year 576 poisoning accidents in Charlotte County helped by Poison Control Staff! Did your child chew on a detergent pod? Did your husband swallow the dog’s heartworm pill? Did you get stung by a caterpillar while gardening? Did your neighbor give himself too much insulin? These are typical calls received by the Poison… Continue reading National Poison Prevention Week