Marijuana: Not all that it’s cracked up to be

Marijuana is a mix of dried flowers, stems, seeds and leaves. It is derived from the hemp plant Cannabis sativa. This plant can be smoked and ingested. It is a psychoactive drug, which is a chemical substance that changes brain function and results in alterations in perception, mood or consciousness.[…]

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How to talk to kids about underage drinking?

Every parent of a teenager wants to know: How to talk to your kids about underage drinking? Recent reports on underage drinking in the United States reveal good news and bad news. On the bright side, the National Institute on Drug Abuse announced decreasing use of alcohol among 8th through[…]

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25% of car crashes involving teens are caused by alcohol

Motor vehicle crashes kill seven young people everyday. It’s also the leading cause of death for U.S. teens. About a quarter of those crashes involve an underage drinking driver, according to Mother’s Against Drunk Driving (MADD). Fortunately, motor vehicle crashes are preventable, and proven strategies can improve the safety of[…]

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Watch for prescription drug warning signs

You don’t need to mess around with prescription drugs, instead you can watch for prescription drug warning signs. When used under doctor’s orders, prescription drugs can help treat illnesses and take care of aches and pain. Still, that doesn’t mean people aren’t using these drugs for things other than what[…]

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What are the effects of synthetic drugs?

These man-made substances have varying chemical compositions and can produce a variety of side effects. The most common synthetic drugs are bath salts and spice (synthetic marijuana). So, what are the effects of synthetic drugs? According to the 2014 Monitoring the Future Survey, three percent of eighth graders said they[…]

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Become part of the parent cyberlution

The digital evolution has rushed in and quickly changed the lives of our kids, in turn changing ours as parents. Over the past few years parents have been thrown into this new space, where sharing pictures or thoughts can happen in a fraction of a second, and can be shared[…]

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Body image can affect more than just girls

When we talk about body image, many people assume girls are the only ones victimized by unrealistic body types. That couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, some researchers worry that action figures like G.I. Joe’s robust physique may be as insidious a role model for boys as Barbie[…]

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How can I feel better about my body?

It doesn’t matter how old you are body image plagues us all. That’s because what we see in popular culture doesn’t always reflect reality. In fact, it hardly ever does. So, how can I feel better about my body? Instead of looking at yourself as not good enough, appreciate all[…]

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