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Teaching teens about responsible drinking

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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New school programs to warn teens of drug abuse

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

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

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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