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Nicotine: The smoking gun for compulsive alcohol use?
02-26   Nicotine: The smoking gun for compulsive alcohol use?

“Smoking is one of the leading causes of statistics.” – Fletcher Knebel, American author of political fiction It’s true there may be more stats, studies and research on nicotine effects than any other addiction thus far, but knowledge is power, right? What was once touted as a stress reliever, social accessory and fashion statement is […]

Adolescent friendships are important for health
02-26   Adolescent friendships are important for health

“… And these children that you spit on as they try to change their worlds are immune to your consultations. They’re quite aware of what they’re going through…” ― David Bowie Bowie put it best. We know teens are convinced parents just don’t understand and live in a bubble of extremes; but what is not […]

Class is in session: Peer pressure 101
01-08   Class is in session: Peer pressure 101
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The phrases many remember from their child hoods include: “Don’t do drugs,” “Drugs are bad,” “Just say no and walk away.” But these public service announcements breaking up class or interrupting a Saturday morning cartoon marathon may not work so well in a real situation. If everyone else is doing it … Not all public […]

How peer pressure affects adolescents in the digital era
09-16   How peer pressure affects adolescents in the digital era

Socializing with peers is an important skill to gain, but teens often make mistakes and handling peer pressure can be a challenge they are not prepared for. Now in the modern age of digital communication, navigating between positive and negative peer pressure occurs on an entirely new scale. According to the latest statistics from the […]

Intro to dorm life 101 part 2: Managing newfound independence in college
09-11   Intro to dorm life 101 part 2: Managing newfound independence in college

One of the most momentous transitions in a person’s life involves leaving the comforts of home and moving away to college. Although this time is filled with both potential and possibilities, it can also be turbulent without the familiar structure of parental supervision to direct an adolescent’s behavioral path. Resources are available that can help […]

Intro to dorm life 101 part 1: Attending college events and resisting drugs and alcohol
09-10   Intro to dorm life 101 part 1: Attending college events and resisting drugs and alcohol
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College dorm life is more commonly depicted as a playground for adolescents reaching adulthood than an educational environment. For those living in on-campus dormitories, these younger students will be either near or directly exposed to new social opportunities like parties with alcohol and/or drugs present. For teenagers without much experience around illicit substances, knowing how […]

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