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“Hands-on Parents” take heart! Keeping your kids from engaging in at-risk behaviors can be difficult. But for every year that you help your child remain free of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs, you lessen the likelihood that they will become an alcoholic or a drug addict; will develop a psychological or physiological illness due to drug effects; or will suffer a tragic consequence as a direct result of substance abuse...!


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Published on March 13, 2015 at 3:08 pm | | 0 Comments

Powdered Alcohol Appeals to Teens!

alcoholParents Beware! “Palcohol” is about to go into production and could show up on store shelves this summer! It’s powdered alcohol that can easily be mixed with water; sprinkled on food; or snorted for quick consumption so it will probably appeal to teens...!


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Published on March 13, 2015 at 2:59 pm | | 0 Comments

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Secondhand Smoke Kills Innocent Bystanders!

deadSECONDHAND SMOKE FACT: For every eight smokers who die from smoking, one innocent bystander dies from secondhand smoke….

 

 

 


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Published on March 11, 2015 at 5:59 pm | | 0 Comments

Don't Forget March Is Jersey Mike's Month of Giving!

jmThis is the SECOND week of the Jersey Mike’s “Month of Giving” to raise funds for GFP during the month of March! Don't let the month pass you by! You may make a donation by buying a delicious meal or you may make a quick donation to GFP at a Jersey Mike’s near you. You might want to consider making Jersey Mike’s your FAVORITE PLACE to eat this month...!



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Published on March 11, 2015 at 3:41 pm | | 0 Comments

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Energy Drinks Are a Dangerous Mixture!

eneragyMixing alcohol and energy drinks can lead to brain damage; an increase in the urge to drink; drinking more than planned; and intoxication! Although manufacturers of energy drinks are no longer allowed to combine caffeine with alcohol, youth are still consuming this dangerous mixture….!

 


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Published on March 6, 2015 at 5:15 pm | | 0 Comments

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“Synthetic Marijuana” is Nothing Like Marijuana!

potBasically, it’s ground up plant material sprayed with a synthetic cannabinoid which makes it more potent. So, its side effects are different and more dangerous....!

 

 



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Published on March 6, 2015 at 3:51 pm | | 0 Comments

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E-cigarettes Are a Gateway Drug Device!

ecigWhile some schools view e-cigarettes just like regular cigarettes, other schools view them as drug paraphernalia or a gateway drug device because they are being used to smoke marijuana…!




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Published on March 6, 2015 at 3:45 pm | | 0 Comments

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Do You Know the Dangers of E-Cigarettes?!

tobWanna learn more about e-cigarettes? Need to know more about the dangers they pose for smokers, non-smokers & especially young children; why they should be regulated like other tobacco products; and why they appeal to underage youth…?



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Published on February 10, 2015 at 6:16 pm | | 0 Comments

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GFP is a Beneficiary of the “BMW Charity Pro-Am Golf Tournament" 2015!

bmwGreenville Family Partnership (GFP) has once again been chosen to be a beneficiary of the “BMW Charity Pro-Am Golf Tournament” presented by the Synnex Corporation on Thursday-Sunday, May 14-17, 2015! As a beneficiary of this golf tournament, one of the ways in which GFP can earn funding is through volunteer recruitment...

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Published on February 6, 2015 at 4:15 pm | | 0 Comments

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E-Cigarettes, the New Cool Cigarette?!

blog-rssHave you seen the new commercials for a new brand of e-cigarettes? These commercials make e-cigs look like a newer, hipper, cooler cigarette – they even feature a well-known, laidback, cool, Hollywood actor. They promote smoking e-cigs as a way for smokers, who would still be smoking regular cigarettes if not for smoking bans at work; in restaurants; and other public places, to “re-assert their freedom” to smoke in public...

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Published on December 4, 2014 at 2:23 pm | | 0 Comments

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General Prevention Newsletters!

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Published on December 20, 2013 at 6:07 pm | | 1 Comment

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Community Events Calendar

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Click here for GFP-related and other community events; parenting workshops; and national drug prevention dates of interest.

Published on January 2, 2014 at 5:50 pm | | 0 Comments

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