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Take a Breath of Fresh...Energy?

Sara Bellum
September 05, 2012

Sound too good to be true? Well, it is, and it may not be too good for you, either. Read More »

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Teen Party Movies: Epic Adventure or Bad Hangover?

Sara Bellum
August 29, 2012

Many of the movies teens like the most have this in common: A group of young people go to parties, binge drink, get in trouble, or narrowly escape—all in the name of comedy. Read More »

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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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