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More towns calling timeout on marijuana stores

March 22, 2017   

The image of local stores selling recreational pot has residents of some Massachusetts cities and towns calling timeout on part of the voter-passed state law allowing retailers to offer marijuana products. Westborough voters earlier this month approved a ban blocking retailers from selling pot for recreational use, Southborough is considering...

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3 prayers for a loved one battling addiction

March 22, 2017   

The Bible says in Philippians 4:6, “Don’t worry about anything, but pray about everything” (GNTD). Pray, because God hears us when we pray—and he has the power to change lives! You are not powerless in this situation, because God wants you to come to him with the struggles that cause...

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Beating the odds

March 21, 2017   

Source: Post Bulletin Two years ago, Faribault native Derek Glynn began the work of reinventing himself. Today, Glynn is a student at Augsburg College and a starting inside linebacker. He’s working on two majors. And he dreams of working as a strength-and-conditioning coach or head coach. There’s little about his...

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Brewing a better life

March 20, 2017   

Source: KTAL “I grew up with family that did drugs and alcohol and that was normal to me and that’s the lifestyle I chose for myself,” says Sara Holloway, Program Participant. Wanting to turn her life around, Sara Holloway joined the Minden Adult and Teen Challenge Program. Women in the...

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Loving the Prodigal Child

March 20, 2017   

Source: Family Life by Dennis Rainey According to some estimates, every American is responsible each year for an average of two tons of waste material. That’s 4,000 pounds per person! But there is another type of waste that weighs more heavily on many parents than several truckloads of garbage—the life...

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Protecting your kids from drugs and alcohol

March 17, 2017   

Source: Focus on the Family Protective factors  help children achieve developmental milestones relative to their age and therefore be more resilient when negative influences appear. Some protective factors include the following: building your child’s self-esteem helping your child to develop strong interpersonal skills giving your child a loving and supportive...

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It’s never too early to talk about addiction

March 17, 2017   

Source: Focus on the Family One day Tony, a father I had been talking to, asked me, “When would be the best time to begin talking to my children about drugs?” Although his children were still preschoolers, he didn’t want to miss the opportunity to teach his kids before they...

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How Alcohol Affects the Body

March 17, 2017   

Source: Healthline Even a small amount of alcohol has an affect on your body. When you drink, alcohol is absorbed into your bloodstream and distributed throughout your body. A tiny amount of alcohol exits your body in your urine and your breath. You absorb alcohol more slowly if you eat,...

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Preventing drug abuse and relapse

March 13, 2017   

Preventing drug abuse in children and teenagers Communicate. Talk to your children about the risks of drug use and abuse. Listen. Be a good listener when your children talk about peer pressure, and be supportive of their efforts to resist it. Set a good example. Don’t abuse alcohol or addictive...

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