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Staying Safe this New Year’s Eve

As the holidays come to an end, there is one last celebration of the year. New Year’s Eve is known for spirited festivities and heavy drinking as a way to celebrate the end of one year and the beginning of another.  It’s important that we remember the importance of keeping our children safe this New Year’s Eve, so here are a few helpful tips.

AYS: What You Need to Know

A few weeks ago the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission released the results from the 2018 Arizona Youth Survey.  The Arizona Youth Survey (AYS) is administered to a sample of 8th, 10th, and 12th graders across Arizona every two years.  The survey measures the number of youth that use substances and how often they use.  In addition, the survey measures gang involvement and other risky behaviors.  Here are a few of the key findings from the 2018 Arizona Youth Survey:

Why You Need a Medicine Lock Box

Have you ever thought about getting a lock box for your medications?  Using a lock box for medication in your home can prevent accidental overdoses, theft, and potential misuse.  Every year thousands of children and teens are harmed by taking medications without parental consent or by misusing over the counter and prescription medications.  If any of the following situations apply to your household, it may be a good idea to consider getting a lock box.


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