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Scare Tactics: Does Fear Influence Your Opinion About Drug Abuse?

February 28, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

For decades, organizations have used scare tactics to discourage teens from abusing drugs. 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? Most of us will never see that amount of money in a lifetime—let alone in half of 1 minute! Read More »

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Teen Dating Violence—Help Prevent It

February 14, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

Did you know that alcohol and drugs play a major role in increasing violence toward a partner in a relationship? February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, designed to raise awareness about this and related issues. Read More »

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No More Smoking: A "Quit" Coach Is Just a Text Message Away

February 02, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

For anyone who resolves to stop smoking, help is as close as your cell phone. Read More »

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Tips for Healthier Holidays and a Happy New Year

December 22, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

The holiday season, we are told, is supposed to be bright and full of cheer. As fun as they can be, however, the holidays sometimes can be hard to handle. Even though school is out, the lack of a normal routine and the increase in social obligations can be overwhelming. Read More »

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