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November 20, 2020

Junior High and Alcohol Abuse

Junior high is a critical time in a child’s life, especially when it comes to underage drinking and alcohol abuse. When children reach this stage in […]
November 18, 2020

Dangers of Drugged Driving

  When we think of impaired or distracted driving among teens, we often think about alcohol or electronic activities like texting and driving. However, more than 11 million […]
October 30, 2020

Prevent Underage Drinking

Start Early and Ongoing When it comes to preventing underage drinking, research shows that early education is the best defense. Which is why if your child […]
October 9, 2020

Underage Drinking

Junior high is a critical time in a child’s life, especially when it comes to underage drinking and alcohol abuse. When children reach this stage in […]
October 7, 2020

Lean “sizzurp”

Lean “Lean,”“purple drank,”“sizzurp,”and“syrup” These are nicknames for a potentially lethal cough syrup concoction containing promethazine and codeine. The drink is made using prescription cough syrup (the […]
August 24, 2020

Failure to Launch

“Failure to launch” is a term used to describe a situation in which a young person is unable to leave the protection of the parental home […]
August 7, 2020

Marijuana vs Alcohol

A common myth is that marijuana is less dangerous than alcohol.  “The misunderstanding stems from the fact that there is no reported overdose deaths from marijuana,” […]
August 3, 2020

Don’t Let Drugs Hijack Your Teen’s Passions

  Adolescence is a pivotal time when important social and intellectual skills develop. According to the National Institute of Drug Abuse, by the time they are seniors in high school, […]
June 26, 2020

Bad Habit or Addiction

  Bad Habit or Addiction: How to Tell the Difference   “Addictions rarely happen suddenly, unless it’s something like heroin,”  says Nowinski. “Generally, they creep up on […]
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