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CASAColumbia® Family Day was launched in 2001 by CASAColumbia. Family Day is a national movement to celebrate parental engagement as an effective tool to help keep America’s kids substance free.




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Special Alert for Parents

New and Updated Edition of How to Raise a Drug-Free Kid: The Straight Dope for Parents

In this completely revised and updated edition of How to Raise a Drug-Free Kid, Joseph A. Califano, Jr., former US Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare, presents a highly readable, comprehensive guide to help you get your children through their most formative years -- that dangerous decade of 10 to 21. 

In an effective and user-friendly style, this book includes several brand new chapters covering issues of urgent concern to today’s parents and kids -- such as legalized and synthetic marijuana, social media websites, cell phone apps, the prescription drug epidemic and abuse of ADHD medications, the partying culture of college life, and the latest facts on the critical connection between teen brain development and drinking and drug use.

“This title is the ‘Bible’ on kids and substance abuse."—LIBRARY JOURNAL

Don’t wait, order your copy today!





Research shows that children with hands-on parents are far less likely to smoke, drink or use other drugs. Remember, parental engagement matters!

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    Why should I worry about my child experimenting?

    Adolescence is the critical
    time when kids are at risk of experimenting with nicotine, alcohol and other drugs. In fact:

  • Nine out of 10 Americans who
    meet the medical criteria for
    addiction started smoking,
    drinking, or using other drugs
    before age 18.
  • Addiction is a disease that in
    most cases begins in
  • Preventing or delaying teens
    from using alcohol, nicotine or
    other drugs for as long as
    possible is crucial to their
    health and safety.