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Teaching teens about responsible drinking

December 9, 2015   0 Comments

As adolescents grow older, one major lesson that they must learn is to become responsible for their own actions. When it comes to practicing safe and responsible behavior in regards to drinking – it takes two. While parents must uphold a conscientious standard for their offspring to follow, teens need to understand that there are
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The impact of marijuana on teens

July 21, 2015   1 Comment


As the rest of the country looks to Colorado and Washington to see how well marijuana legalization is going, scientists have continued to study its effects. This includes how marijuana affects teens, which, as they are finding, is a more worrisome issue than many people realize. It is a fact that teens are still developing
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The truth about underage drinking in the home

June 26, 2015   0 Comments


When it comes to drinking in the home, parents set their own ground rules regarding how alcohol is consumed, if at all, especially by their children. For teens, the bottom line remains that they are still legally not permitted to be drinking. A teen that is driving a car and is caught under the influence
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How to stage an adolescent intervention

June 25, 2015   0 Comments


It is common for substance abusing teens to lose track of their daily life activities and spiral out of control. What starts as trying a certain drug one time, just to see what all the fuss is about, can eventually lead to habitual use. From there, psychological addiction, as well as physical tolerance, can develop.
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How parents influence teen drinking habits

June 23, 2015   0 Comments


Parents tend to make sure that their children know the dangers of alcohol and are kept away from it for the most part. If a young seven-year-old asked to try her mother’s margarita her mother would likely reply with a firm no. Some parents may avoid drinking around their children altogether. However, as children grow,
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The link between teens, insomnia and substance abuse

June 16, 2015   0 Comments


There is no denying that a teenager can lead a lifestyle just as busy as an adult. However, in more severe cases, this can lead to sleep becoming something of a last priority. As a result, insomnia can occur and lead to a number of problems in the adolescent’s academic and personal life. Now, a
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New school programs to warn teens of drug abuse

June 15, 2015   0 Comments


Drug abuse among teenagers continues to be a significant and ongoing social issue worldwide. Though curiosity is often normal at this age, it is important to employ effective drug prevention programs in schools. Over the years, new programs have been introduced that are intended to be more effective than past efforts. For instance, there are
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Study links on teen cannabis use and impaired memory

June 12, 2015   0 Comments


Marijuana continues to be the most popular illicit drug nationwide with adolescents and young adults still being the most common users. Yet a new study from Northwestern University had determined that teenagers who use marijuana could have long-term memory difficulties as adults later in life. The research states that the specific brain area affected is
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How teens’ misconceptions of their peers influence risky behavior

June 11, 2015   0 Comments


Middle schools and high schools are minefields full of cliques and labels. Whether teens identify with one label or another, chances are they belong to one in the eyes of other students. The jock, the nerd, the burnout, the head cheerleader or any other quintessential stereotype that roams the school hallways. There may be stereotypical
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The link between marijuana, alcohol and teenage fatalities

June 3, 2015   0 Comments


In 2011, around 2,650 teens in the U.S. ages 16 to 19 were killed in a motor-vehicle crash. This means that at least seven teens within this age range die everyday from motor vehicle injuries.  For teens and young adults ages 16 to 20, car crashes are the number one cause of death and the
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We would like to thank all the wonderful staff at WRA for the great parent weekend. We enjoyed it and felt that we learned valuable insights on Positive Peer Culture and the values we must have and the importance of family commitment to each other...

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