Celebrating the 4th of July Sober by Alexis Graff

Holidays may be a very stressful time for those who are fighting addiction and living a sober life. The Fourth of July is no different.     The Fourth typically hosts a variety of celebrations such as- BBQs, parades, carnivals,…

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Sports Injuries can lead to Opioid Addiction ~ Doctors over-prescribing pain medications can lay foundation for addiction

We parents know the joy that sports and athletic activities can bring to the lives of our kids.  Starting in childhood, most kids begin dabbling in this sport or that and along the way may discover a special talent that…

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Sex Trafficking

Sex trafficking is the #2 crime in America behind drug trafficking. It is the fastest growing criminal industry in our country. The average age of a trafficking victim is 13 years old. Hear the story of Pure Hope Foundation Learn…

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Why Music? by Jill Wood

There is just no other medium that brings people together the way music does. That’s what I love about music. It breaks through barriers and creates real, authentic connection which we all need. It’s just amazing to watch a crowd of…

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Digital Identity: Social Media, Body Dissatisfaction, and Disordered Eating Among Teens

It’s difficult to not see them. If you use the internet or social apps like Facebook, Snapchat or Instagram, you will find them—hundreds of image-driven messages that glorify thinness and push the overwhelming belief that weight loss is good. If…

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Living in a society that tells us We Are Never Enough ~ by Ryan Rode

Eating disorders are not a fad, phase or lifestyle. They are serious, life threatening conditions that can lead to damaging consequences mentally, emotionally and physically. They are often hidden, kept as a secret for fear of judgment and the stigma…

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Stigma Stinks ~ by Eileen Spatz

How reluctance to speak openly about a loved one’s battle with mental health or drug use disorders can fuel the epidemic of deaths.  The walking wounded exist all around you. We are standing behind you in line at the grocery…

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COA Concert ~ Free Pizza & The Taco Truck ~ by Shannon Christner

No, it’s not free pizza. It’s Free Pizza. Come rock out with these local band members at our COA Concert,  opened by The Taco Truck (no, not an actual taco truck). We promise these bands will be just as awesome as…

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Alcohol and Drugs are the Leading Cause in Teenage Suicide ~ by Jodi Barber

Early detection is extremely vital in saving your child’s life! Kids who start drinking alcohol before the age of 15 are more likely to become addicted to both alcohol and drugs. Kids are experimenting with drugs in elementary school. Parents…

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Community Outreach Alliance

COA is devoted to improving the City of San Clemente for those affected by drugs, alcohol, suicide, and depression. We are committed to helping our town become a positive and healthy place, where we as citizens provide community support and…

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