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Substance Abuse: Tammy Walsh Works to Put an End to Teen Drug Abuse

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Let's say you live in a community where teen drug and alcohol abuse is a problem. Let's say you have two teenage sons and you work with teenagers as a high school math teacher. You've seen the devastating effects of this problem first-hand. You've watched more than one teen…

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Addiction: Recognizing and Overcoming Unhealthy Habits

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Addiction—The pressure surrounding motherhood in the 21st Century is extraordinary. Everywhere we turn there’s an expert (yes, including me) telling mothers how to do it “right” and “better.” And while this wealth of information is incredibly valuable, it also sets an impossible standard for mothers. In addition, it exposes…

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Drug Use: Prevention Tips and Strategies for Teens

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4/20 (i.e. April 20) has become a celebratory day by enthusiasts of marijuana, which is one of the most commonly abused drugs in the U.S. While marijuana is often viewed as a softer drug, in reality–there is no such thing as a “soft” drug. In fact, the main active chemical…

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Turning a Celebrity Media Frenzy Into a Teachable Moment

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If your kids have a Facebook account or surf the Web, it’s safe to assume they talk with their peers about Charlie Sheen, Lindsay Lohan or other celebrities’ very public battles with addiction and mental illness. Rather than avoid the topic, be proactive about being part of these conversations so…

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