Shout Out to Pastor Pondo

Fourteen suicides and substance-related deaths took place in the span of one year in San Clemente. All fourteen of these victims were under the age of 25. Words like “epidemic” and “panic” were fervently exchanged among the community. Why was…

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Super Bowl ~ Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk

SUPER BOWL PARTY PLANNER TIPS & FACTS Pass Your Keys to a Sober, Designated Driver Before the Super Bowl Begins   Super Bowl Sunday is one of the year’s most dangerous days on the nation’s roadways due to impaired driving. According…

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Drug & Alcohol Free New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve ranks number one in the list of the “booziest” holidays of the year. It is the holiday when people consume the most alcohol, and is also one of the holidays with the highest rates of drunk driving…

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How to Feel More at Peace

Difficult experiences, challenges and negative emotions are a part of our human experience.  And when we don’t know how to process what has happened, we remain stuck in the emotions and pain of our circumstances.  However, for many of us,…

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Parents Drinking Near Children

Many parents are in full blown party mode over Memorial Day Weekend and guess who’s watching? Take a good look at your surroundings and keep track of your children. Studies have shown that the average age an American girl has…

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COA February Newsletter

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Addiction is a Family Disease ~ by Payton Lauren

There is a very sad truth today that many families are afraid of admitting – “my loved one has a disease called addiction.” Addiction does not just affect the addict. It is a family disease. It hurts everyone. The saddest…

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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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