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Don't Be Fooled -- Even Your Phone App Could Be Advertising

January 10, 2013  /  Sara Bellum

As more and more people use smartphones, a world of virtual games, social networking, and fun apps are at their fingertips 24/7. Photo-sharing and exercise-tracking apps can be useful and fun. Others, though, may have devious intentions, like trying to get you hooked on smoking. Read More »

Two teenage girls.

Mentors: Helping Teens Help Each Other

December 18, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

Get good grades. Spend time with friends. Make your parents proud. Eat healthy. Exercise. Volunteer. Choose a college. Don’t relax until you’ve finished all of the above. Read More »

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Does This Make Me Look Fat?

December 04, 2012  /  Elisabeth Burton, 2012 NIDA Addiction Science Fair Award Winner

About 4 years ago, my good friend tried to die by suicide; the reason behind it? She felt like she didn’t match up to the women you see in magazines; she felt like she wasn’t beautiful or skinny enough. Read More »

A teenage boy talking to his mother.

Parents: How Much Do They Influence You?

October 25, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

Someone offers you a cigarette or a beer. In the split second that you have to consider your answer, what do you think about? What your friends will think? What about what your parents would think? Read More »

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Snuffing Out Snuff: Baseball Restricts Smokeless Tobacco Use

October 11, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

Who will be this year’s “Mr. October”? The onset of the playoffs has SBB thinking about all things baseball—home runs, hot dogs, and strikeouts. Read More »