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Resilient Kids – A Must

Raising a child in today’s world is not easy. This is especially true when you have to deal with a traumatic event. We, as parents, must teach our children to be resilient; able to handle adverse situations. They will face …

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Teachable Moments – Marijuana

This week presents a wonderful opportunity for a teachable moment you can have with your teen regarding marijuana. Why, you ask? Well this Wednesday is April 20th or 4-20. That is a significant date to marijuana users. It is a …

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Have you been “Brain Hacked”?

You ever walk into a Starbucks , a restaurant, a store or anywhere for that matter and see the majority of people staring intently at their phones? Did you ever wonder why they do this? Well, the tech world is …

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Did You Have The Marijuana Talk With Your Teen Yet?

With all the mixed messages out there concerning marijuana, it’s no wonder why parents don’t feel comfortable talking about it with their teens. Well,this article is a great place to start. It simple and straightforward and hopefully will help you …

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Did you know…

Prescription drug abuse especially opioids like Oxycodone and Vicodin has skyrocketed over the past few years.  Why is the question that many people ask and the answer is pretty simple. The drug manufacturers pushed these pain killers as the new …

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A Solution To A Problem But With Conditions

If you have a teenager, you know that at some point in time you will need to talk to them about getting out of an unwanted situation. When I was young, my parents told me to make up an excuse …

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The State of Substance Abuse Among Teens – 2016

Dr. Nora Volkow, Director of the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) at the National Institutes of Health, discusses findings from the 42nd annual Monitoring the Future (MTF) survey, released December 13, 2016. The survey focuses on drug use and …

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Talking to Your Teen About Marijuana

With the ever changing landscape surrounding marijuana use, we as parents must be able to talk with our teens about marijuana in an educated way that can effectively answer those questions they will inevitably pose like “It’s natural so how …

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Tobacco – a deadly business

If you haven’t heard, the rise in use of e-cigarettes and vapes has created an uptick in young people smoking tobacco products. E-cigarettes are sorta like a bike with training wheels and so it is inevitable that some of these …

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Fentanyl – a deadly alternative to Heroin

The opiate crisis has created the need for cheaper drugs that mimic their more expensive counterparts like Oxycontin or Vicodin. By now, we all know that once an individual gets addicted to a prescription opiate, the cost of those pills …

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