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

Sara Bellum
July 03, 2012

For many Americans, celebrating the Fourth of July includes fireworks, parades, sparklers, and backyard picnics. Alongside the hotdogs and potato salad, though, usually sit bottles of beer. Read More »

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Being a Team Player Can Influence Drug and Alcohol Use

Sara Bellum
June 20, 2012

Middle and high school teens have many choices when it comes to extracurricular activities. Some will choose a team sport like basketball, volleyball, football, or softball, while others may choose more individual-type sports like track, golf, tennis, or swimming. Read More »

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Summertime: Fun and Healthy Ways To Keep Busy

Sara Bellum
June 13, 2012

School’s out! It’s time for ice cream, BBQs, and lazy days at the pool. And then? After a while, the long hot days of summer can quickly turn boring. And far too often, the boredom and restlessness can lead to taking risks, like drinking or experimenting with drugs. Read More »

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It's Not Just You: The Teen Years Can Be an Emotional Roller Coaster

Sara Bellum
June 06, 2012

Ever have one of those days? One minute you’re feeling great; the next, you’re knocked down by a bad grade or a fight with a friend. Read More »

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Catching Some ZZZZs: Safe Ways To Get to Sleep

Sara Bellum
May 17, 2012

Have you ever had a night when you just couldn’t fall asleep? It’s a terrible feeling. Tossing and turning, watching the minutes click closer to dawn, dreading how tired you’re going to be the next day—the more you try to sleep, the harder it gets. Read More »

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