Cam Newton

In a world where media highlights the parties and glamorizes the excessive lifestyle of alcohol and drugs among our celebrities, it is a breath of fresh air to see that stories about some of our most talented individuals who owe a piece of their success to staying free of alcohol and drugs. In a recent…

June, 2014- LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: Senate Budget May Place Prevention Funds At Risk

The NC Senate’s budget proposal would direct the Program Evaluation Division (the General Assembly’s research arm) to study the pros and cons of diverting ABC Commission funds that presently go to DHHS for Substance Abuse Prevention efforts, and instead having those funds stay with the ABC Commission to fund a new youth alcohol use prevention…

NC Parent Resource Center Holds 10th Annual Conference on Prevention

The 10th Annual NC Parent Resource Center Conference, “Our Children. Our Communities. Our Future.” held May 13-14 attracted over 170 substance abuse prevention and treatment professionals, parents, and volunteers representing fifty of North Carolina’s counties. The opening session featured NC Department of Health and Human Services Deputy Secretary for Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, Dave…

Summer Festivals: What You Might Be Missing

By: Becky Catoe-Aikey, Charlotte Mecklenburg Drug Free Coalition Project Director With the budding of the Azaleas, Dogwoods, and Daffodils there also comes the bustle of summer festivals.   While festivals are most definitely fun family outings, there are hidden dangers.  In Charlotte alcohol is most always present and prevalent at public festivals.  Additionally, the University of…

Parent Resource Center Conference Presented the First Ever NC Marijuana Prevention Summit

The 9th Annual NC Parent Resource Center Conference, “Mobilizing to Fight Back: Harnessing the Power of Parents, Youth, and Providers”, was held May 14 – 15 at the Doubletree by Hilton Raleigh-Brownstone-University Hotel. The conference was presented by the NC Parent Resource Center at Families in Action in collaboration with the State’s Centers for Prevention…