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Families in Action - Cary Quashen

    Cary Quashen To Appear On Access Hollywood

    Cary_QuashenCary Quashen, founder and president of ACTION Parent & Teen Support Group Programs, will appear tonight on Access Hollywood at 7:30 p.m. in response to Demi Moore’s recent hospitalization related to an incident involving drugs.


    Quashen said that he will discuss the drugs Moore used and their effects and dangers.


    Binge Drinking Doesn't Always Fit Into Accepted Stereotypes

    caryquashenBy Cary Quashen

    We often think of binge drinking as a young adult phenomena, one reserved for high school   parties, college students, and spring and summer breaks. But according to the latest report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) there are more than 38 million U.S. adults who binge drink an average of four times a month and the most drinks they consume on average is eight.

    Drinks Don't Always Make The Holidays Bright

    QuashenBy Cary Quashen

    It’s the season of great anticipation and I’m not talking about Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanza. I am talking about the upcoming weeks which seem to hold a special place on the calendar for many. From holiday parties, saying goodbye to 2011 and ringing in 2012, people will drink expensive fine wines, cheerfully packaged distilled spirits, and cheap beer.

    Action Receives Certification By State

    Action_logoThanks to ACTION Clinical Supervisor Jennifer Moentmann, MS, MFT; ACTION Family Counseling has been certified by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences as a licensed  Continuing Education Provider. The first license is valid until 2013, and ACTION will then seek continued licensing.

    ACTION Dedicates New Headquarters

    QuashenThe ACTION Family Counseling Drug and Alcohol Treatment Centers hosted an open-house and ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday afternoon at the nonprofit group's new corporate headquarters in the old Santa Clarita Water offices on Soledad Canyon Road in Saugus.

    Alcohol Poisoning A Reality, Not A Myth

    QuashenBy Cary Quashen, C.A.S.

    It happened again, someone came to a Tuesday evening ACTION Parent & Teen Support meeting in tears. “My son is drinking,” says the mom. “The Sheriff called me from the hospital emergency room. Your son is drunk, drunk to the point he has poisoned his body. The doctors tell me he could die, please get here quick.”

    Summer Time And The Livin' Is Easy - Or Is It?

    QuashenBy Cary Quashen, C.A.S.

    “Summer time and the living is easy” and “there ain’t no cure for the summertime blues” are musical words that typify the summer season of our lives, especially for teenagers.


    Quashen To Throw Out First Pitch On SCV Dodger Day

    caryquashenOne of KHTS’s own will be throwing out the first pitch at Santa Clarita Valley Dodger Night May 14, when the Boys in Blue take on the Arizona Diamondbacks at 4 p.m. in Chavez Ravine.



    Addiction And The Teen Brain Topic Of Tuesday Night Meeting

    treatment-supportBob Sharits, chemical dependency counselor, will discuss adolescent brain chemistry and addictive behaviors at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25 at a meeting sponsored by Action: a local parent and teen support program. The meeting will be held in the A Building lecture hall at the west end of the campus of Canyon High School, 19300 Nadal Street, Canyon Country.

    Holiday Expectations Create Family Stress


    Dinner_KidsBy Cary Quashen:

    ex·pec·ta·tion (ek'spek-ta' shen)

    The act of expecting.
    Eager anticipation.
    The state of being expected.
    Something expected: a result that did not live up to expectations.
    b. expectations
    Prospects, especially of success or gain.