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In Defense of Drunks - The Slatest

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The Slatest In Defense of Drunks The Slatest “I've taken anti-depressants for around 20 years,” proclaims another journalist recently in “Getting Sober with Zoloft,” an all-too-hackneyed contemporary coming-of-age story: the rueful user of...
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Teenagers who abuse alcohol increase their risk of negative health effects because their organs, brain and mental capabilities are still growing. The effects of alcohol abuse on teens can lead to serious consequences now and later in life.

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Smoking Alcohol has Health Experts Concerned - WGBA-TV

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Smoking Alcohol has Health Experts Concerned
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Chris Wardlow is a drug and alcohol abuse prevention specialist who works with teens in Outagamie County.
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The human body and brain are still developing throughout the teenage years. While even one beer or one joint can cause minor impairments, the most devastating consequences occur from repeat or extended usage.

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Handling the tricky subject of drugs and alcohol with teens - Gladstone Observer

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Handling the tricky subject of drugs and alcohol with teens
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And Success for Kids psychologist, Kimberley Cunial, says it can be a confusing time for both the teen and their parents.
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Parents are encouraged to give clear, no-use messages about smoking, drugs, and alcohol. It is important for kids and teens to understand that the rules and expectations set by parents are based on parental love and concern for their well being. Parents should also be actively involved and demonstrate interest in their teen's friends and social activities

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Carroll actors participate in video on teen alcohol use - Carroll County Times

Carroll actors participate in video on teen alcohol use - Carroll County Times | Drug Abuse & Alcohol | Scoop.it
Carroll actors participate in video on teen alcohol use Carroll County Times Auerback asked the FoolProof improvisational troupe to participate and work on the skit, an acting group comprised of Carroll teenagers who sign a pledge to abstain from...
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If you have not yet taken your first drug or tried a drop of alcohol, don't start. Talk with a trusted adult about ways to cope with peer pressure situations or just avoid them altogether.

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Parents reminded to watch for signs of underage drug, alcohol use - The Oshkosh Northwestern

Parents reminded to watch for signs of underage drug, alcohol use - The Oshkosh Northwestern | Drug Abuse & Alcohol | Scoop.it
Parents reminded to watch for signs of underage drug, alcohol use
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Prescription drug abuse is not only a national epidemic, but also a local problem with serious consequences.
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Parents can prevent their children from using drugs by talking to them about drugs, open communication, role modeling, responsible behavior, and recognizing if problems are developing.

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Anonymous Finds Amanda Todd's Bully

The tragic story of B.C. teen suicide victim Amanda Todd has taken another bizarre twist as the internet hacking and activist group Anonymous has named a man...
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Teens who first tried alcohol or marijuana at a younger age were more likely than their peers to have used other drugs. The most commonly used drugs other than alcohol and marijuana were prescription pills without a doctor’s 

consent, followed by mushrooms and ecstacy. 

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