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Action Family Counseling

    Second Action Drug Overdose Awareness Candlelight Vigil Lights Friday

    Event Provides Santa Clarita Valley Residents a Time to Share in Mourning the Loss of Loved Ones to Drug Overdoses

    By Stephen K. Peeples

    Third Annual Heroin Kills Symposium To Address Local Drug Issue

    Heroin and prescription drug abuse is dangerous, and no community is immune from its effects. To help parents and teens understand the dangers and what the city is doing to fight the issue, city staff are holding the third annual "Heroin Kills" Symposium.

    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.

    ACTION Family Zone Parents’ Seminar Spotlights Risky Teen Trends

    Special Meeting Wednesday Night Shows How Stunts Like Car-Surfing, Condom-Snorting are Just as Dangerous as Drug Abuse

    By Stephen K. Peeples

    Action Family Counseling Pleased With Urban Outfitters' Recall

    After pressure from and concerned parents, substance abuse counselors and government officials across the nation, Urban Outfitters has recalled their line of shot glasses designed to look like prescription pill bottles.

    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.

    Santa Clarita DFYiT ‘Summer Splash’ Pool Party Starts A Sober Summer

    All SCV Teens Grades 7-12 Invited to Santa Clarita Aquatic Center Saturday 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

    High School Graduation Around The Corner; Be Vigilant, Editorial

    High School Graduation Around The Corner, Be Vigilant

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    Editorial: Addiction Intervention and Treatment Work

    Written by: Cary Quashen

    It seems now days one can’t go an entire day without hearing about addiction and recovery. It’s on the internet, in the news, the story line of many television shows and movies, and the focus of reality television programs. But while addiction is openly talked about these days, (for many, many, years it was a taboo subject) aspects of recovery from this horrible disease are constantly debated and many who are addicted believe they can become clean and sober alone.