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International Overdose Awareness Day International Overdose Awareness Day
International Overdose Awareness Day
International Overdose Awareness Day is a globally held event on August 31st that aims to raise awareness about overdose and reduce stigma concerning drug-related death. This day supports friends and family dealing with grief related to overdoses a ... Read More
International Overdose Awareness Day
Iowa’s Smokefree Air Act Marks 10th Anniversary Iowa’s Smokefree Air Act Marks 10th Anniversary
Iowa’s Smokefree Air Act Marks 10th Anniversary
The Iowa Smokefree Air Act turns 10 years old July 1, 2018. Iowa is one of 25 states that have enacted comprehensive smoke-free laws addressing secondhand smoke exposure in workplaces, restaurants and bars. Iowa Governor Chet Culver signed the Smokef ... Read More
Iowa’s Smokefree Air Act Marks 10th Anniversary
Summer Substance Use Summer Substance Use
Summer Substance Use
  Iowa summertime is full of outdoor activities, longer days in the sun, and time with family and friends. Schools are out and youth, specifically teens have much more free time and lack of supervision. In addition there are summer holidays ofte ... Read More
Summer Substance Use
The 2018 Cedar Rapids PrideFest The 2018 Cedar Rapids PrideFest
The 2018 Cedar Rapids PrideFest
Substance Abuse within LGBTQ Communities People who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBTQ+) are often faced with stigma and discrimination throughout their lives. Due to this discrimination, LGBTQ+ communities are at a higher ris ... Read More
The 2018 Cedar Rapids PrideFest
The 2018 Pacesetter Youth Camp visits ASAC! The 2018 Pacesetter Youth Camp visits ASAC!
The 2018 Pacesetter Youth Camp visits ASAC!
The Pacesetter Youth Camp is affiliated with United Way of East Central Iowa and is comprised of a handful of middle-schoolers, ages 10 through 14. Led by strong community advocates and leaders (including TrueNorth’s VP of Human Resources), Pac ... Read More
The 2018 Pacesetter Youth Camp visits ASAC!
Tobacco and Nicotine Free Parks Tobacco and Nicotine Free Parks
Tobacco and Nicotine Free Parks
Out of current tobacco users, about 90% started as teens, and over 75% want to quit.  Supporting Tobacco-Free parks (TFP) and recreation areas sends an important message, especially to youth: tobacco use is unhealthy and unnecessary. Most understand ... Read More
Tobacco and Nicotine Free Parks
Faces of ACEs and Resiliency Faces of ACEs and Resiliency
Faces of ACEs and Resiliency
Recognizing Our Young Artists The Area Substance Abuse Council, in partnership with the Marion Arts Council, is holding a recognition event to honor the children in our community who provided art work to be displayed at the Faces of ACEs event schedu ... Read More
Faces of ACEs and Resiliency
Prevention Today for a Better Tomorrow Prevention Today for a Better Tomorrow
Prevention Today for a Better Tomorrow
National Prevention Week Highlights Importance of Being Proactive May 13th through the 19th is recognized as National Prevention Week, an annual occurrence recognized by communities, organizations, and public health agencies across the country. As th ... Read More
Prevention Today for a Better Tomorrow

 

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