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Families in Action - Cary Quashen

    Join The Voices For Recovery: Together On Pathways To Wellness

    By: Cary Quashen

    Someone once shared with me they thought an alcoholic or drug addict was the old man who lived underneath the bridge and was homeless, doomed to a life of recklessness and hopelessness. But also shared they had subsequently discovered addiction affects everyone.

    Back To School Resolutions For Tweens And Teens

    Cary Quashen, a high-risk teen counselor and founder of Action Family Counseling, gives back-to-school advice for parents, teens and tweens.

    Editorial: Summer A Dangerous Driving Time For Teens

    Cary Quashen of Action Family Counseling cautions parents to be aware of the risk to teenagers driving during summer. Always know where your teens are driving, who they will be with, and where they will be home.

    High School Graduation Around The Corner; Be Vigilant, Editorial

    High School Graduation Around The Corner, Be Vigilant

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    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.