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Santa has arrived!
Santa arrived at the Prairie Hills Mall this past Saturday. If you missed him, don't worry! Santa and his elves will now be at the mall every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. If you would like to volunte...
11/26/13 at 5:21 PM
Extra Help for Medicare Part D costs
Last week I mentioned that the annual Medicare Part D (Prescription Drug Coverage) season has begun and continues to December 7, 2013. Everyone currently enrolled in Medicare can purchase a Part D ...
10/28/13 at 8:30 AM Medicare Part D (Prescription Drug) Open Season 10/25/13 at 10:09 AM
Just Say No to the Medico?
Last week, I talked about taxes, and how we can -- albeit rarely -- stand up and say "No," even when the taxing agency's response is to shut down the library, or close the swimming pool, or keep us ...
10/25/13 at 2:06 PM
Money Savin' Mama: Drugstore game costs more in time than coupons save
I glared at my printer and cursed, stressed out and angry, all over a 75-cent coupon. So far that day Id bought two new cartridges of ink, signed up to receive dental care newsletters, downloaded cou...
6/28/13 at 12:12 AM
Representatives vote to test themselves for drugs, alcohol before pay
By Don Davis Minnesota representatives voted to test themselves for drugs and alcohol. On a 119-12 vote, they agreed with Rep. Tina Liebling, DFL-Rochester, that lawmakers should be tested to the ex...
4/23/13 at 10:33 AM State fines methadone treatment centers 12/18/12 at 7:49 AM
Juvenile drug court - its success measures up
Juvenile Drug Court (JDC) is a program that attempts to change the behavior of juveniles who regularly use drugs and alcohol. It uses intense judicial and probation supervision; individual, group and ...
1/22/13 at 8:53 AM Juvenile Drug Court - how much do you know? 10/23/12 at 8:56 AM
Distinguishing the signs of a culture 11/22/11 at 8:39 AM
Alcohol, a Three-Headed Monster
Alcoholism is an issue in the United States that most people try to understand. In the class Neurochemistry, the chemical world often bumps heads with the psychological world. Alcohol abuse and ethano...
12/18/12 at 3:43 PM Pill Nation?! 10/14/12 at 5:07 PM
The Teen Challenge newsletter came out today in the mail. The first article was very interesting. More than 14,00 people die each year from pain medication overdoses according to the Center for Diseas...
3/12/12 at 3:18 PM Drinking, Drugs, and Sometimes Guns 1/1/11 at 6:13 AM
Health Partners 10/11/10 at 8:17 AM
Drug Testing to Get a Job - Part Two
In yesterday's post, I obviously hit a nerve! The only other post of mine that has had that many hits was back on November 1, 2011, when I wrote about adoption. Yesterday I shared a picture from my l...
12/30/11 at 6:30 AM Drug Testing to Get a Job? 12/29/11 at 6:30 AM
Stages of Juvenile Drug Use
There are several stages of drug use. Young people seem to progress more quickly through the stages than do adults. Experimental use -- typically involves peers, done for recreational use; the user m...
6/27/11 at 6:19 AM Opiates 6/24/11 at 6:18 AM
Inhalants 6/23/11 at 6:17 AM
Coke and Peanuts
Today, in honor of Fathers Day, I want to share a story about my Dad. I could sit here all day and write wonderful things about the person I proudly call the greatest man I know, but it would embarr...
6/19/11 at 3:24 PM
The cost of adverse drug events
If you ever doubted that adverse events involving prescription drugs are costly, consider a new study that looks at what happens when these patients end up in the emergency room. The study, which w...
3/2/11 at 2:38 PM
Chance to turn in unused or expired medications
This is not necessarily related to finances but I saw an article and thought it was important to write about. Saturday, 9/25 there will be collection sites to turn in unused or expired medications. Th...
9/24/10 at 12:47 PM
Interesting legislative meeting Thursday
Tomorrow's Judicial Process meeting here in Bismarck will cover a range of hot-button issues. The meeting begins at 9 a.m. CT in the State Capitol. Attorney General Wayne Stenehjemwill report on unla...
9/15/10 at 10:07 AM Alcohol and substance abuse summit planned 9/3/10 at 11:03 AM
Communities raise awareness about alcohol/drug recovery 9/3/10 at 8:39 AM
Today's Show Monday 6/28
Today on The Christopher Gabriel Program: Safe Sex and Kids: Is it Okay to Give Condoms to Kids in... Elementary School?!?; Should ND Take a Look at their Drug Laws?; Do Higher Traffic Fines Really Ac...
6/28/10 at 2:27 AM