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Keep talking about drug use and addiction: You’re never too late for ‘right now’

December 11, 2015 | Posted in: Early Learners, Elementary, High School, Middle Years | with 0 Comments

I’m late. As with most things in my parenting life, I am woefully behind schedule. On November 19, families throughout the country took part in the National Night of Conversation, an event designed to facilitate discussion about drug abuse and addiction. My family, however, was knee-deep in social-studies projects, multiplication tables, and various sports practices. […]

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Heroin: Cheap high can have deadly consequences

February 24, 2014 | Posted in: Early Learners, Elementary, High School, Middle Years | with 0 Comments

It seems as if every day there is a new story about a young person who has died as the result of a heroin overdose. The stories are heartbreaking, a tragic reminder of life’s fragility. The victims are frequently beyond their high school years, but for many, drug use of some kind began in their […]

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‘Rite of passage’ is wrong way to think about drinking

June 1, 2012 | Posted in: High School, Middle Years | with 0 Comments

Some see it as a rite of passage. Others say it’s simply teens being teens. We’re talking, of course, about drinking alcohol. It’s a celebration-filled time of year that seems ripe for teen alcohol abuse – proms, graduations, pool parties, bonfires. The reality is that it’s illegal – both for the underage child and for […]

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Please don’t suck helium

February 29, 2012 | Posted in: Early Learners, Elementary, High School, Middle Years | with 0 Comments

Peer pressure. We all hear about it. At some point in our lives, we probably even succumbed to it. Peer pressure isn’t always bad. In fact, there are times when peer pressure is good – such as when your children’s friends challenge them to push themselves in a class or athletics, or to try something […]

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Fewer teens see marijuana as dangerous

December 14, 2011 | Posted in: Early Learners, Elementary, High School, Middle Years | with 0 Comments

More U.S. teens are smoking pot and fewer see it as dangerous, according to an annual survey for the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Survey results show one out of every 15 high school seniors reported smoking marijuana on a daily or near daily basis – the highest rate since 1981. The survey polled 47,000 […]

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