South Dakota Social Host Law

South Dakota Social Host Law

This past month, Joyce Glynn finally got her victory!  After more than a year and a half of hard fought work to pass a Social Host law, Governor Dennis Daugard signed the bill on March 14th, passing into law South Dakota's first social host law.  This law...
Picking Your Battles With Your Teen

Picking Your Battles With Your Teen

When you learn to recognize typical teen behavior, you can control your automatic reactions to it and communicate clearly in times of conflict. (It also helps to realize that unhealthy friendships and sleep deprivation can alter a teen’s mood, judgment and behavior in...
Underage Drinking Prevention Tools for Parents

Underage Drinking Prevention Tools for Parents

Underage drinking continues to be a national public health issue, especially among adolescents. An estimated 10 million people younger than the age of 21 in the United States drank alcohol in the past month. Underage drinking puts children at risk for a variety of...
Substance Abuse in South Dakota

Substance Abuse in South Dakota

In an amazing small town like Spearfish, we tend not to think about the problems drug use, alcohol abuse, and underage drinking can cause. Adult residents are hard-working, friendly individuals who help neighbors and visitors alike whenever possible. Children and...
One Text or Call Could Wreck it All

One Text or Call Could Wreck it All

The Problem: Distracted Driving Most drivers know that texting while driving is a dangerous behavior, but many still use their cell phones and other mobile devices when they are behind the wheel, putting themselves and others at risk. Many drivers see distracted...
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