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The nation’s campaign to combat drunk driving continues to make our roads safer, but use of marijuana and prescription drugs is increasingly prominent on the highways, creating new safety questions, according to a pair of ground-breaking studies released this week …

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The following article appeared on the CADCA website  (www.cadca.org) and was authored by Julian Taylor Introduction New research published in the journal Pediatrics indicates youth hookah use is increasing and hookah users are likely to be abusing other substances including …

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This Sunday, millions of people will be tuning in to one of the most watched sporting events in the world – the Super Bowl.  Even the non sports fan will watch, more particularly for  the commercials that are aired during …

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  The following article was written by Janet Lehman, MSW and appeared in Empowering Parents.  It discusses an issue many parents face and provides some sound advice. Give it a read. Why does arguing with your child give him power? When you …

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Do You Tell Your Kids?

January 21, 2015

Although this article appeared on http://www.today.com/ in February of 2013, it addresses a subject all parents must grapple with when talking to their children about drugs and alcohol.  Give it a read.  Don’t tell kids about past drug use, study …

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The following article recently appeared on  http://www.casacolumbia.org/the-buzz-blog and discusses the marketing tricks e-cigarette companies are using to lure in teens. “Take Back Your Freedom.” This new slogan from e-cigarette manufacturer, blu eCigs®, uses a message of freedom or independence that …

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Preventing Another ‘Big Tobacco’ Tobacco companies lied to America for more than a century about the dangers of smoking. They deliberately targeted kids. They even had doctors promote cigarettes as medicine. And today we are paying the price. Though smoking …

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Below is a great article on the debate surrounding a parents’ right to keep their children safe and a teen’s right ot privacy. Read the pros and cons to help you in dealing with this issue. (CNN) Whether you think spying …

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The following article appeared recently in the New York Times and discusses the effect of marijuana use on the brain of even the most casual user. The gray matter of the nucleus accumbens, the walnut-shaped pleasure center of the brain, …

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For some children, the change in season brings with it a shift in mood. Is it a passing phase, or something more serious? Here’s what you need to know about depression, SAD, and your child. Depression can be a serious …

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