Football player

Being a Team Player Can Influence Drug and Alcohol Use

June 20, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

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 »

A row of beer bottles.

St. Patrick's Day: Leprechauns, Shamrocks, and... Binge Drinking?

March 15, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

St. Patrick’s Day, once a religious holiday that celebrated the patron saint of Ireland, has become a day for revelry and partying. In fact, it has become one of the biggest drinking days of the year. Read More »

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Super Bowl Commercials: Which Do You Remember?

February 24, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

Each year, the TV commercials during the Super Bowl are particularly memorable. They ought to be! Did you know that 30 seconds of ad time during the 2012 Super Bowl cost approximately $3.5 million? Read More »

Shadow of a liquor bottle

Amy Winehouse: Death by Misadventure

January 17, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

In October 2011, the coroner who conducted Amy Winehouse’s autopsy declared that the Grammy-winning singer “died by misadventure.” Translation: Amy died of accidental alcohol poisoning. Read More »

Nora D. Volkow, M.D., Director of NIDA

How Many Teens Actually Smoke, Drink, or Do Drugs?

January 05, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

How Many Teens Actually Smoke, Drink, or Do Drugs? Read More »