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Take Action During National Prevention Week

May 22, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

This week is the first annual National Prevention Week (NPW)—a celebration of what people and organizations do in their communities to prevent drug and alcohol abuse and to promote mental and emotional well-being. Read More »

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SADD Florida advisor Sherry Viersen (far left) and teen ambassadors Naya Zapata, Destiny Ramos, and Julissa Pardomo are joined by U.S. Surgeon General Regina M. Benjamin, M.D., M.B.A. (center).

SADD Florida Teens "Share a Dose of Reality" at the National Rx Drug Abuse Summit

May 15, 2012  /  Julissa Pardomo, Destiny Ramos, and Naya Zapata, SADD Florida

Did you know that of the top 22 substances teens abused across the country in 2011, 8 were prescription drugs often found in the family medicine cabinet? Read More »

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Today Is National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day

May 09, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

Today, communities and organizations across the country will help people understand how important it is to take care of children’s mental health. This year’s focus is on helping children recover from traumatic experiences. Read More »

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Mental Health and Young People

April 17, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

The death of Whitney Houston left America wondering about the emotional well-being of her daughter Bobbi Kristina after such a sudden, serious trauma. Traumatic events can affect your mental health and lead to serious problems later in life. Read More »

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Surgeon General's Video Contest: Tobacco - I'm Not Buying It!

April 12, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is betting that young people have something powerful to say about smoking. Read More »

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