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Drug Abuse Prevention Blog Posts

Jane Lynch in Glee PSA about addiction

"Glee" Cast Members Speak Out About Drug Abuse

October 24, 2013  /  Sara Bellum

Earlier this month, the TV show “Glee” aired its tribute episode to Cory Monteith and his character, Finn Hudson. Read More »

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Allyssa Garcia talks about mentors who help her be drug-free

My Life Story

October 22, 2013  /  Allyssa Garcia

October is National Substance Abuse Prevention Month. We asked teens to tell us who inspires them to stay away from illicit drugs. Here’s what one teen said.  I know drugs tempt us every day. They're all around us. I am gonna tell you how I stay away from drugs. Read More »

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Teen feeling left out by a group of young women - peer pressure and bullying can influence drug use

Your Environment May Influence Drug Use

October 17, 2013  /  Sara Bellum

A NIDA-funded study found that a healthy person was at a higher risk for abusing drugs if a sibling or spouse abused drugs. The closer the siblings are in age, the greater the chances. Read More »

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Young women with words "To live naturally high" written next to her

Music and a Positive Lifestyle: One Teen’s “Natural High”

May 07, 2013  /  Sara Bellum

What is Allura Garis’ Natural High? Music. Why? She enjoys how music brings people together. She also loves the passion that her favorite musicians bring to their performances. Read More »

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Emily Low

National Drug Facts Week “Drug Awareness Pep Rally”—Success in Galveston County, Texas!

March 14, 2013  /  Emily Low, O’Connell College Preparatory High School Senior

Drug awareness has been an important subject to me since I was a young girl. My parents taught me from a young age to stand up for what I believe in, no matter what. I have always felt that young adults are under a lot of pressure from friends and family to make good grades and smart decisions. Read More »

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