Student-Athletes Standing Up to Substance Abuse: A Community Effort

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Posted by ReThink Health UCRV Backbone Team: The opportunity to contribute to local prevention efforts came last month when I was approached by Dartmouth undergraduate student and rugby player, Gayne Kalustian. She was organizing a weeklong fitness and leadership camp for local high school athletes as part of her internship with Second Growth. Gayne asked if I would come speak to them about healthy nutrition and lifestyle for competitive athletes, because, she said, “after talking to some coaches, it is apparent that kids haven’t had a lot of guidance on nutrition.”

America on Drugs

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This is America on illegal drugs. This is America on legal drugs. Do we really want to legalize a third addictive drug?

Spring Break Arts and Music Fest

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April 25, 20155-9pmSubstance-free celebration of young adult creativityThe Junction Teen CenterRiverpoint PlazaWhite River Junction, Vermont Click here to volunteer. Click here to volunteer.

Second Growth and UVAC Spin-a-thon

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Join us for a FUN day of spinning to benefit Second Growth and Upper Valley Aquatic Center scholarship funds. April 25, 2015 7 am to 12 pm Register here. CLICK HERE to REGISTER.

Alcohol Poisoning After Binge Drinking

Statistic: An average of 6 people die of alcohol poisoning each day in the US

Americans who drink too much don’t have to get behind the wheel to risk their lives. In fact, a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows alcohol poisoning kills an average of six people a day. Click here for full US News article

RSVP for Second Growth Annual Meeting

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Second Growth Annual MeetingTuesday, October 20, 20156:30 pm Kilton LibraryWest Lebanon, NH Our discussion will include a panel of counseling and law enforcement professionals sharing their perspective on heroin and other substance abuse in the Upper Valley. RSVP here.

Legalization of Marijuana Discussion

Yes? No? Should Vermont legalize marijuana?

Matt Simon, Marijuana Policy Project & Debby Haskins, SAM-VT (Smart Approaches to Marijuana) will present pros and cons of legalizing marijuana, with ample time for questions and discussion. All are invited. Admission free. Thursday, Feb. 26, 7:00 pm Damon Hall, Hartland VT. For more information; 885-6388 • Click here to view and print flyer.