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Rhonda

Thoughts on Recovery: Rhonda’s Story

Sara Bellum
September 17, 2013

Rhonda started abusing drugs when she was 14 years old. She entered treatment for addiction when she was 19. Now at age 21, she has been drug free for almost 2 years, attends college, and enjoys time with her two children. Read More »

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Blake Minnerly

Transforming Tragedy Into Hope

Blake Minnerly, Teacher at Media Arts Collaborative Charter School
October 02, 2012

One of the things I love most about music is its ability to transform tragedy into hope, as anyone who has listened obsessively to a "breakup song" knows. But, as artists like Bob Dylan, Marvin Gaye, Bob Marley, Joan Baez, and countless others have shown, songs can do more than comfort. Read More »

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Sad Male Teen

Real Life: SBB Readers Share Personal Stories

Sara Bellum
December 08, 2011

Several SBB readers have submitted personal stories about their experiences—or their families' experiences—with addiction. We offer these stories to give you an inside view of how drug addiction can affect people's lives. Read More »

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Teens Hanging Out

Real Life: Teens like You

Sara Bellum
May 10, 2011

Ever wonder how teens in other schools or parts of the country feel about drug abuse? Two teens recently told SBB about their real-life experiences with drugs and high school: Mila, 16 Read More »

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Picture of kids at IDEA conference

Real Life: These Teens Have the Right I.D.E.A.

Sara Bellum
August 05, 2010

Have you ever felt like you couldn’t make good decisions because none of your friends agreed? Well, you’re definitely not alone. Read More »

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