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Don't Stress about Stress

Sara Bellum
October 06, 2011

Everyone has stress in their lives, whether it’s from school, family, friends, or work. Everyone deals with stress differently. Some deal with it in healthy ways, while others turn to drugs, choosing not to confront their issues head on. Read More »

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Cigarettes Versus the Scale

Sara Bellum
August 30, 2011

Have you ever heard friends say they’d like to quit smoking, but they are afraid they’ll gain weight if they stop? Read More »

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Blast from the Past: "Just Say No"

Sara Bellum
August 24, 2011

In 1982, then-First Lady Nancy Reagan launched an anti-drug campaign famously known as “Just say no.” While many people—including public health experts—believed the message was an important one to get out to teens, others thought it was way too simplistic and would not appeal to them. Read More »

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Cyberspace is the New Frontier in Fighting Drug Abuse

Sara Bellum
June 01, 2011

So you’re friends with 100 or more people on Facebook, right? What are the chances that someone you know or a family member is in trouble with drugs or alcohol? Or thinking about trying something they wouldn’t do if they knew the facts? Read More »

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In Recovery—Steps to Overcoming Addiction

Sara Bellum
May 13, 2011

Most people know that addiction, can be overcome with treatment. But like many other diseases, it is often a winding road to get there. So, what are the steps to a healthier, drug-free life? Read More »

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