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Jan

FILMS TO FUNDRAISER: A STORY OF REINVENTION

With many ambitions and growing responsibility, it’s never easy coordinating large parties whether they are reoccurring or completely new. Recently DFH has combined a once reoccurring party, namely the Red Carpet Event, with something completely new and it couldn’t be more exciting. Still, the work remains plenty. The coalition has been very fortunate to have participated in dozens of meetings and appearances over the years. Just in 2017 alone, we hosted a Chamber Luncheon, participated in the Highlands Art Festival with TWO booths, and even presented at the 2017 Child Protection Summit with the members of Acting Out — which...
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18
Sep

Senate Passes Opioid Package

On September 17, 2018, the Senate passed its opioid package of 70 bills, with a 99 to 1 vote. It includes provisions that would advance the research and development of non-addictive painkillers, help prevent synthetic opioids like fentanyl from entering the country’s mail system and authorize various grants for prevention treatment and recovery support services. The Senate bill also includes provisions to reauthorize the Office of National Drug Control Policy and its two programs, Drug Free Communities and High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas. The House passed its opioid package on June 22, 2018. The House and the Senate will now assign...
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3
Dec

Thank you

As you all are probably aware, events during the year of 2017 have caused a tremendous ripple effect in the hearts and minds of many Americans. Some of these shifts continue to be felt throughout many communities across the nation and Highlands county is no exception. DFH is dedicated to bringing together the services and businesses who refuse to shy away from issues that matter most in these times. Subjects such as mental health, addiction, inter-connectedness, and human rights have become more prevalent in conversations and we have recently assumed the role of facilitating actions and pressing for resolve that benefit...
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3
Dec

Underage Drinking

Under Age Drinking Underage drinking is when anyone under the minimum legal drinking age of 21 drinks alcohol. Underage drinking is a risk that attracts many developing adolescents and teens. When young people try alcohol, they often don’t realize the damaging effects drinking can have on their own lives, their families, and their communities. Aside from being illegal, underage drinking is a widespread public health problem that poses many risks. Here’s why: Underage drinking is widespread According to the 2013 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), 35.1 percent of 15-year-olds report that they have had at least 1...
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