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Do you think you might need treatment for alcohol? Take the CAGE test to see:

• Have you ever felt you should cut down on your drinking?

• Have people annoyed you by criticizing your drinking?

• Have you ever felt bad or guilty about your drinking?

• Have you ever had a drink first thing in the morning to steady your nerves or get rid of a hangover (eye-opener)?
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If you answered yes to two or more of these, you may be in need of treatment for alcohol. Please contact your doctor or a treatment agency to determine your need for treatment. Call (800) 564-6600, the L.A. County’s information line.

We created red “Don’t Drink and Drive” and yellow “No Alcohol Beyond This Point” signs for Oktoberfest. They’re available for rent or purchase in time for the holidays.

As I prepare for Thanksgivukkah, it is important to recognize people who make CV great. Monna Johnson, CVHS PTA president, and Lynn Miyamoto brought Challenge Success to our community. It is vital that we all learn to live balanced lives. Thanks to the 78 people who attended.

Pastor Mark Yeager (of the YMCA) created Life Walk. As co-sponsors, we were in the presence of many fine community organizations: the Y, Rosemont Middle School, Prom Plus, Fire House, Sheriff’s Explorers, CV Town Council, DiDi Hirsch Mental Health and GUSD’s Healthy Start. Best of all were the kids who walked and the one who won the car! (Look for coverage of this event in the CV Weekly, the Glendale News Press and the La Cañada Outlook.)

Our parent sessions, “Adventures in Parenting,” ended Tuesday. Many thanks to the YMCA of the Foothills for hosting these meetings, to the First Baptist Church at La Crescenta for hosting two fundraisers to underwrite expenses (Pam Erdman and Paul Royer), and to guest speakers Joe Allen, Lisa Vartanian, Lilit Aladadyan, Linda Evans, Linda Junge and Charlotte Sassounian.

Final thanks to the parents and guardians who attend these meetings.  To find out what’s next, make sure we have your email. Send it to Thanks!

Suzy Jacobs is the executive director of the Crescenta Valley Drug & Alcohol Prevention Coalition. You can reach her at

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