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Saying ‘No’ to Peer Pressure on Independence Day

The Fourth of July is right around the corner. As the nation gets closer to celebrating its independence, our excitement gets even more significant. From family cookouts to fireworks, Independence Day is all about unity and solidarity. But for teens battling substance abuse, it can also be triggering. If you are worried about your teen…

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What Are The Signs Of Binge Drinking?

Binge drinking is a significant problem in the United States. From young adolescents to adults, the number of people who participate in this practice is high. In fact, according to the CDC, one in six adults engage in binge drinking approximately four times per month. Young people are susceptible to binge drinking, too. Young adults…

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What Are The Dangers Of Binge Drinking?

Alcohol consumption is high for the top 10 percent of Americans, according to a Washington Post article. These individuals consume approximately “74 alcoholic drinks per week.” This astounding number means that these individuals drink about 10 a day. However, some people may binge drink this amount in a few days instead of spreading it out…

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Talking To Your Teen About Alcohol

Alcohol use in the United States is a serious problem. With millions of people every year struggling with alcohol use disorder, it’s critical that parents take the necessary steps to address this with their teens. Even though talking to your teen about alcohol may not be something you planned on doing, it could help them…

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Ways Alcohol Increases Death Among Teenagers

When a teenager is exhibiting odd behavior, it can be a concern for any parent. Changes to a teenager’s behaviors may not always be related to substance abuse. However, parents must learn to recognize the dangers associated with alcohol abuse and to discuss those concerns with your children. Drinking alcohol at a young age can…