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Families in Action - Cary Quashen

    Action's Mobile Memorial Experience Remembers Drug Overdose Victims

    The Action Experience, an interactive multimedia mobile memorial to Santa Clarita teens and young adults who died by drug overdose, hits the road this fall.

    Experts Ready At Action Bakersfield Drug And Alcohol Treatment Center

    Action Family Counseling’s Bakersfield drug and alcohol rehab center provides addiction treatment for Kern County residents who choose a sober lifestyle.

    Not Just Heroin Kills, All Drugs Kill, By Cary Quashen

    By: Cary Quashen | Action Family Counseling 

    Quoted in Shakespeare and again in 1913 by Gertrude Stein said “a rose is a rose is a rose is a rose.” That saying then morphed into, “a rose is a rose is a rose and by any other name it would still be a rose.”

    By now you are asking why I am quoting Shakespeare and Stein. Simply to get a point across,   the point being the names of things do not matter, only what they are.    

    Action Family Foundation To Present 'The Experience' Soon

    Action Family Foundation officials of the Santa Clarita Valley is saying "enough is enough" when it comes to drug-related deaths.

    Is Your Teen Typical Or Troubled?, By Cary Quashen

    By: Cary Quashen 

    May is Mental Health Month and we have been focusing on mental health topics on our KHTS AM 1220 Families In Action Radio Show. As many of you know I don’t particularly like talking about educational days, weeks or months.

    Helping Teens Today For A Better Tomorrow By Cary Quashen

    By Cary Quashen | Action Family Counseling

    This April Action Family Counseling Drug and Alcohol Treatment Centers is joining with The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence and millions of Americans to participate in Alcohol Awareness Month, a national effort to educate the public about the problem of underage drinking and its consequences.

    Action Academy Sober School Students Say ‘Everything is Better’ Now

    Spring Break 2014: KHTS talks with Action Academy high school students about attending the first semester at the Santa Clarita Valley’s first drug-free ‘sober school’

    By Stephen K. Peeples  

    Action Family Counseling Helps Clergy Plan Drug Abuse Prevention Programs

    By: Cary Quashen | Action Family Counseling

    As a substance abuse counseling expert, I know the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration reported in 2012 that over 22.2 million persons aged 12 or older were classified with substance dependence or abuse. Overall, 17.7 million had alcohol dependence or abuse, and 7.3 million had illicit drug dependence or abuse.

    Philip Seymour Hoffman Overdose Puts Heroin Addiction Back In Spotlight

    The heroin overdose of Academy Award-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman puts the danger of drug addiction back in the spotlight.

    Hart District, Action Open Action Academy, First SCV ‘Sober School’

    KHTS Takes a Closer Look at Action Academy, the ‘Missing Piece’ in Santa Clarita Valley Teen Drug and Alcohol Recovery

    By Stephen K. Peeples

    Santa Clarita’s newest free public school is taking a new-school approach to an old-school problem.