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Legalization of marijuana has ramifications beyond the individual’s decision to smoke an occasional joint. Several considerations contradict the argument for legalization. Economic Disaster Most simply, it is argued that legalization would eliminate criminal problems. The state would collect its sales tax, and marijuana users would be happy. However, as with … Continue reading
Join us for a FREE seminar on current issues facing today’s youth – Wednesday, October 10th from 10 AM to 2:30 PM in Springfield, IL. Anyone who serves youth and families in any volunteer or professional capacity is welcome to attend. Register here. … Continue reading
Each April since 1987, the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) sponsors Alcohol Awareness Month to highlight the important health issue of underage drinking, increase public awareness, and encourage local communities to focus on alcohol-related issues. ILCAAAP’s Alcohol Awareness Brochure Alcohol use by young people is extremely dangerous—both … Continue reading
Find out more information about 2019 Red Ribbon Week 2019 RED RIBBON THEME: SEND A MESSAGE. STAY DRUG FREE. Izabella Ware, a student from Griswold Middle School in Griswold, CT, created the winning theme for 2019 Red Ribbon Week, which takes place October 23-31. Ware’s theme, “Send A Message. Stay Drug Free.” was … Continue reading
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Awareness Day is always on 9/9 to represent the 9 months of pregnancy Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder is 100 percent preventable. The only cause of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder is prenatal exposure to alcohol. If a woman does not drink during pregnancy, her baby will not … Continue reading
This White Paper authored by the National Families in Action (Atlanta, GA) examines the complexities employers are facing or will face as marijuana is legalized for medical or recreational use in various states. As litigation in these states unfolds and begins to build case law, this paper asks several questions … Continue reading
Is your community on this list of top 40 Illinois municipalities with the highest video gambling losses? Take a look at how losses in the top 2 municipalities exceed the rest. And, keep in mind that Illinois residents have lost a staggering 3,419,600,082.09 since video gambling was first legalized in … Continue reading
All Illinois students in grades 6-12 were invited to participate in the 2016 Alcohol Awareness Poster Contest. Winners were announced April 20, 2016. Pictured above are two of the poster contest winners, Emme Neumann and Alexandra Bradley of Our Savior’s Lutheran in Springfield, IL.
Moral objection to gambling has a long history not only in central Illinois but throughout the United States, reaching back to George Washington, who shared his own objections in a letter to his nephew Bushrod Washington on January 15, 1783. “Avoid gaming. This is a vice which is productive of … Continue reading