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Designated Driver = No Alcohol

Sara Bellum
December 05, 2013

The holiday season is upon us once again, and alcohol often is served at parties and family gatherings. Read More »

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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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Fruity Alcoholic Drinks

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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