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Teachable Moments

August 24, 2016

It is not often easy to talk to your son or daughter about drug and alcohol use. You don’t want to lecture because you know it will, in most cases, fall upon deaf ears. But you know you need to …

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Raising a child today can be exasperating, to say the least. As they grow into their tween and teen years, they go through a series of phases which we, as parents,must navigate through with them. It is important to know …

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A New Way to Use an Old Ad.

August 11, 2016

How many of you remember the ad “This is your brain on drugs” ? Mostly everyone should remember it if you owned a television set. The ad was wildly successful. Well, let’s fast forward 30 years to today.  The Partnership …

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If you are like me, do you ever wonder what is the allure to SnapChat? If you don’t know what that is, well, it’s a social media app which is based in posting photos which disappear in 0 to 10 …

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Technology is always changing and it is near impossible to keep up with it. Just a few months ago, every teen used imessaging or texting (on a droid) as a primary communication tool. Well, forget that, most teens now use …

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The answer is pretty simple – it is on your phone- a device which is almost always on a teen or young adult’s person. It is essentially a technological appendage. The inventors of this viral, augmented-reality game hit the jackpot …

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We all think of summertime as a fun time, filled with sunny days, trips to the beach, outdoor concerts and other enjoyable things. And we should think that, but we also have to keep in mind that this is one …

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In a month or so your son or daughter may be going off to college for the first time. This is a big step, a life changer for some. It is exciting and scary at the same time. Be prepared …

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This long weekend is a time for celebrations, backyard barbecues, beach parties, fireworks and of  course underage drinking. Did you know that the a 2014 study by SAMHSA showed the number of underage drinking-related visits to the emergency room was 87 percent …

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I’ve read a number of articles on the effects of marijuana when operating a motor vehicle. Several things stand out. 1) All agree that marijuana use can, to some extent, impair ones psychomotor skills, divided attention, lane tracking, and cognitive functions. …

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