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Your Environment May Influence Drug Use

Sara Bellum
October 17, 2013

A NIDA-funded study found that a healthy person was at a higher risk for abusing drugs if a sibling or spouse abused drugs. The closer the siblings are in age, the greater the chances. Read More »

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What’s Dinner Got To Do With It?

Sara Bellum
September 12, 2013

How often does your family sit down to eat a meal together? Every day? A few times a month? Never? It turns out that teens in families that often enjoy a meal together are more likely to share stories about their days—and stay away from drugs. Read More »

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Alco-Pops: A Refreshment to Rethink

Sara Bellum
August 20, 2013

In June 2010, SBB warned teens about marketing gimmicks surrounding these alcoholic beverages. They’re still on the market, so here’s a refresher for why you should avoid them. Read More »

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Summer Music Festivals: More About Partying Than Music?

Sara Bellum
July 09, 2013

Summer music festivals like Bonnaroo, Coachella, or Country USA offer a great chance to hear live music, hang out with friends, and enjoy a fun scene. Outdoor festivals draw thousands of people from across the country for multiday events featuring dozens of shows. Read More »

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Assert Your Independence: Say No to Alcohol This July 4th

Sara Bellum
July 03, 2013

With the Fourth of July coming up, SBB wants to remind teens about the dangers of binge drinking. Check out this post, originally published July 3, 2012. Read More »

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