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May 5, 2021

Early Drug Use Ups Addiction Risk 

  Substance use does not necessarily lead to addiction or problem use, but trying any drug or alcohol increases the risk. As the quantity and frequency […]
April 24, 2021

Anxiety from A to Z

  In 2018, the American Psychological Association (APA) conducted its 12th annual Stress in America survey to understand what causes stress in Americans’ lives and their […]
April 23, 2021

10 Refusal Skills For Teens

Just Say No   Every day, teens are faced with situations in which they’re pressured to do something risky, unhealthy or, worse, illegal. Unfortunately, many teens […]
April 17, 2021

Edibles

  The consumption of edibles, baked goods or candies that contain marijuana is at an all-time high among teens, making marijuana use more popular than tobacco. […]
April 5, 2021

Teen Talk

Can’t Afford to Follow   I heard the same things from my new friends at middle school nearly every day. “Let’s skip school today. Let’s smoke […]
March 9, 2021

Teaching Refusal Skills For Elementary Age Kids

Teaching children refusal skills is so important, but culturally and historically, children have not been given the right to say no or give input towards what […]
February 22, 2021

Kids & Kratom

  If you’ve been keeping up with the news, you may have heard of a new trendy drug by the name of Kratom. In spite of […]
February 10, 2021

Idle Minds, Unhealthy Choices 

  “Hey, can you take me to the mall?”   “Can I borrow the car?”  “I’m bored. I need something to do!”  Oftentimes, we feel like our teens are […]
February 1, 2021

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, almost […]
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