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Teen Party Movies: Epic Adventure or Bad Hangover?

August 29, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

Many of the movies teens like the most have this in common: A group of young people go to parties, binge drink, get in trouble, or narrowly escape—all in the name of comedy. Read More »

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Assert Your Independence: Say No to Alcohol This July 4th

July 03, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

For many Americans, celebrating the Fourth of July includes fireworks, parades, sparklers, and backyard picnics. Alongside the hotdogs and potato salad, though, usually sit bottles of beer. Read More »

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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 »

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Summertime: Fun and Healthy Ways To Keep Busy

June 13, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

School’s out! It’s time for ice cream, BBQs, and lazy days at the pool. And then? After a while, the long hot days of summer can quickly turn boring. And far too often, the boredom and restlessness can lead to taking risks, like drinking or experimenting with drugs. Read More »

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It's Not Just You: The Teen Years Can Be an Emotional Roller Coaster

June 06, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

Ever have one of those days? One minute you’re feeling great; the next, you’re knocked down by a bad grade or a fight with a friend. Read More »

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