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2017 Silver Lining Social Tickets

Friday, November 10th, 2017, 7pm Michael’s On East 1212 S. East Avenue Sarasota, FL 34239

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2017 Tennis Tournament Sponsorship Form

For our 7th year we are working hard to bring our annual Brandi’s Wish Weekend to the next level.

This year we will hold the Silver ...


2017 Tennis Tournament Registration

TOURNAMENT REGISTRATION

For our 7th year we are working hard to bring our annual Brandi’s Wish Weekend to the next level.

This year’s tennis tournament will be ...


The 2017 Sarasota Short Film Community Contest

The 2017 Sarasota Community Short Film Competition Phase 1 & 2 Winners to be announced August 2nd. Phase 3 begins August 3rd!

The winning amateur writers and ...


2017 Sarasota Short Film Sponsorship

Consider becoming a sponsor of the 2017 Sarasota Short Film Community Contest.

Individual donors can use the form below to support this special event.

Corporate Sponsors are also ...


Purchase The Dreamwalkers Benefit Concert Tickets

Purchase tickets here for The Dreamwalkers benefit concert on June 11. ...


Spot The Signs

Changes in Behavior and Personality:

  • Abrupt changes in mood ranging from hostility and irritability to euphoria
  • Lethargy (sleeping too much, sleeping at inappropriate times)
  • Depression
  • Lying and placing blame on others
  • Asking to see dentists or doctors for health problems and/or pain that cannot be diagnosed
  • Changes in friends and social activities
  • Sneaking out of home or disappearing for short periods of time without explanation
  • Withdrawal from family, secretiveness and isolation
  • “New” friends are rarely introduced or invited into home to meet family members
  • Sports, hobbies or extra-curricular activities are given up. There is a lack of interest in what once was very important.

Physical Evidence of Drug Use:

  • Prescription or over the counter medications are missing
  • Any drugs or drug paraphenalia you find on your child or in your home indicates drug use. Do not fall for the line that “these aren’t mine, they belong to a friend”.
  • Bongs, pipes, cored out fruit, small screens, spoons, straws, tin foil, unused tubes from tampons, small plastic bags, and anything that can be used to crush, chop or shave a prescription pill ranging from credit cards, razor blades to pedicure tools.
  • Visine or other eye drops
  • Money missing, jewelry missing or any home item that could be pawned or sold for money to purchase drugs. Siblings complaining of money or personal items missing

Changes In Eating and Sleeping

  • Difficulty falling asleep and insomnia
  • “Nodding off” or sudden and random napping
  • Insisting on spending the nights out in unsupervised homes
  • Poor appetite

Changes in Physical Appearance

  • Significant weight loss or weight gain
  • Pale face and “raccoon” eyes (dark or sunken circles under eyes)
  • Runny nose, congestion, chronic sinus issues
  • Wearing sunglasses when inside or when not necessary
  • Red eyes and frequent use of eye drops
  • Complaining of back pain, body pain or body aches
  • “Marble Mouth” or a slightly noticeable slurring or blending of words while speaking
  • Dilated pupils
  • Hot flashes, sweating out of the blue and then having chills
  • Nausea and vomiting

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