Avocado anyone?

$10 million in marijuana found in avocado shipment at storage facility in Lyons. 

For more on this story visit: http://www.daily-chronicle.com/2015/03/13/10m-in-marijuana-found-in-avocado-shipment-at-storage-facility-in-unincorporated-lyons/aay3w2x/

It’s Never Too Young To Start

You have more influence over your kids' attitudes and decisions about alcohol and drugs before they start, than you do afterwards. Start early! Be a parent not a friend!


DeKalb Wellness Fair 2015

Thursday, April 23rd 2015 at 6pm is the DeKalb Wellness Fair. One more step to keeping your family well.

Medical Marijuana

 DeKalb County draws no applications for a operating dispensary. It's one out of three places in the State of Illinois that  has no applications to operate medical marijuana dispensary.



Mission / Vision

MISSION: The Ben Gordon Center Prevention and Education Program’s purpose is to facilitate the promotion of community based prevention, wellness and healthy lifestyles for youth, adults and the community as a whole within DeKalb County, using researched based, best practiced, and outcome driven prevention strategies that includes input and collaboration with the DeKalb County Partnership for a Substance Abuse Free Environment (DCP/SAFE) Coalition.

VISION: Our vision is to create a greater DeKalb County where there is optimal mental health resilience and minimal mental health inequality and stigma among all county residents.

RSS Social News
If you weren't able to make it to the Youth and Family Volunteer Fair last night, but would like an electronic copy of the volunteer description booklet, please email maryh@bengordoncenter.org to request a copy to be sent to your email. The booklet contains information on 24 different volunteer opportunities available for young people in the DeKalb County area.

Energy drinks the cause of many sudden cardiac deaths in young people, researchers find
To many adolescents and young adults, energy drinks have become essential for getting through the day. But they carry a serious risk of sudden death, a new

There is no such thing as a perfect parent so just be a real one. #BPNF2015