July 2012 Newsletter of Kettle Moraine Counseling Services!

I am a little late getting the newsletter out this month, due to vacation in the north woods all of last week. It was a nice time, but awfully hot! The Cedarburg office has moved down the road to a bigger office. Moving is usually not fun, but it will be good for the staff and clients. JoEllyn Schultz and Jennifer Skinner are currently seeing clients there, and Tammy Ricke and Lester Menke will also be working out of that office. In this issue, Lori Landy sent over some interesting information on teens and alcohol use, plus
Christina Lachner writes about summertime! Some of my favorite summer activities are all outdoors; swimming (I so want a pool), biking, looking at stars (and fireflies), tubing and kayaking. My oldest will also be visiting next month : )

Summer always seems to go by so fast, so try and make the most of it!

Devona Marshall

Wow, it’s already July!!!
by Christina Lachner MS TLPC

As promised here is a continuation of last month’s easy and simple things to do so you are not pulling your hair out come September! Towards the end of this month just
spend an hour or so organizing the literature you may need to take to next year’s teachers.

Take a break, you need one!!!
Whatever you may decide to do; don’t forget to keep some time for yourself. Just as we are so conscientious about taking care of our children, we forget to take care of
ourselves. If your child is away, even for a day, can you and your S.O. get away, too?

What can you do that will help you feel relaxed and feel a little bit refreshed or renewed? Just get away and do it!!!

Monthly Variation in Substance Use Initiation Among Adolescents

This report found that, on an average day in June and July, more than 11,000 adolescents age 12 to 17 use alcohol for the first time—December is the only other month with comparable levels. Throughout the rest of the year, the daily average for first-time alcohol use ranges from 5,000 to 8,000 adolescents. The report is based on SAMHSA’s 2002 to 2010 National Surveys on Drug Use and Health.