iKeyp Safe

ASK is proud to announce our partnership with the iKeyp safe, the first smartphone-enabled personal safe designed to disrupt the cycle of prescription drug theft and abuse. Our campaign launch coincides with The National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week, and extends through our Save A Life forum on April 2.  The iKeyp safe is available […]

Talking Tips: #Alcohol

Tips from the experts on how to talk to your kids about alcohol: Start early, by age 9. Parents should start talking with kids early, by age 9. That may seem young, but the AAP says that kids are very aware of alcohol by that age but also start to think positively about alcohol between […]

What’s In Your Medicine Cabinet?

Curiosity killed the cat, as the saying goes. A key component of the adolescent experience involves exploring consciousness and experimenting with mood-alteration. While not all teens turn to substances to do this, teenage experimentation is a common and developmentally normal part of this life stage. In addition, teens share information at a rate that would […]

#NDAFW: Prescription Drugs

#DidYouKnow that the United States represents 5% of the world’s population, yet are home to 75% of prescription drugs in the world? Add to that startling statistic that 60% of teens who abuse prescription drugs, get them from friends or relatives. The Alliance for Safe Kids has partnered with the Yorktown Police Department to have a permanent […]

January 23 – 29: National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week

Teenagers from the Alliance for Safe Kids (ASK) have joined forces with other teens and scientists across the United States as part of “National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week” (NDAFW).  The week-long health observance, organized by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), both part […]

Guest Blog: Healthy New Year’s Resolutions

The month of January signifies a fresh start for the new year.  Many people make it a point to get healthier for the new year without being specific about goals they want to achieve.  Here are a few healthy New Year’s resolutions you can accomplish.   Drink more water.  Drinking more water will maintain the […]

Reflection: Youth to Youth Conference

By: Sayli S., Student at Yorktown High School Last summer, I enjoyed one of the most amazing, eye opening experiences I have ever had. I met all types of people, stepped out of my comfort zone on multiple occasions, and — of course — learned so many new things that I am so excited to […]

2016 Year in Review

As the new year approaches, we have a unique opportunity to pause and reflect on the many gifts that we have received in life, express our grateful appreciation and remember our obligation to the community: to promote awareness and prevention of substance use/abuse and other destructive behaviors damaging to our youth. It takes courage, determination and […]

Stress-Busting Tips for the Holidays

5 Stress-Busting Tips to Start 2017 Off Right!

December can be a very stressful time of year with holiday shopping, parties and final exams weighing on your mind (just to name a few). Here are a five stress-busting tips to help calm your nerves and recharge so you can start 2017 off right. Sleep. Getting enough sleep is important for your body to recharge […]