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It’s Not Pestering It’s Parenting

Every day it seems that we hear about kids using a new drug. Although the drugs change over time, alcohol is still the most widely used substance among teens in America, followed by tobacco and marijuana. Also, kids still sniff glue to get high, but now they also sniff household products such as spray paints […]

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HACC Awards Second College Scholarship

Congratulations to Samantha Herdman who was the recipient of Holly Area Community Coalition’s second college scholarship award. One of 15 applicants, Samantha earned this scholarship by most effectively demonstrating the importance of staying drug and alcohol free in high school through an essay, letters of recommendation and documentation of community and school involvement. Congratulation’€™s Samantha, […]

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Parenting for Prevention

Every day it seems that we hear about kids using a new drug with names like K2 or Spice (synthetic marijuana) or Bath Salts, a synthetic, stimulant powder product that contains amphetamine-like chemicals, and runs a high risk for overdose. Although the drugs change over time, alcohol is still the most widely used substance among […]

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The Adolescent Brain

“Don’€™t you trust me?” your child asks. When it comes to decision making about the use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, it’s not just about trust. It’€™s about understanding adolescent brain development. There is a reason so many of our teens and preteens behave as if they are immortal and acting on impulse without […]

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10 Things You Can Learn About Marijuana

January 26€“–30 was National Drug Facts Week, which is sponsored by NIDA (National Institute on Drug Abuse). Following are ten interesting facts about Marijuana from NIDA that will help you start a conversation with your child: Marijuana use interferes with attention, motivation, memory and learning. When used regularly, it can lower grades and your IQ. Exposure […]

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Alcohol Compliance Checks

This past October, the Holly Area Community Coalition, in partnership with the Village of Holly Police Department and the Oakland County Sheriff’s Department , conducted alcohol compliance checks in the Village of Holly and surrounding areas that encompass the Holly Area School District. Compliance checks are done annually to ensure that retailers are not selling […]

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Graduation Season, Safe Parties for Parents

When graduation time rolls around teens may be preparing to head off to college, but parents get to start worrying about the graduation party. The pressure is on to provide a fun, exciting celebration to wrap-up your child’s high school career. These days, there is also the added pressure of keeping your kids safe during […]

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2014’s College Scholarship Award Winner Landrea Hill

Congratulations to Landrea Hill who was the recipient of Holly Area Community Coalition’s first college scholarship award. One of 30 applicants, Landrea earned this scholarship by most effectively demonstrating the importance of staying drug and alcohol free in high school through an essay, letters of recommendation and documentation of community and school involvement. Congratulation’s Landrea, […]

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