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Talk They Hear You – Underage Drinking Prevention

 Problem of Underage Drinking and Substance Use High rates of youth alcohol use, shifting state laws regarding marijuana, and the nation’s opioid crisis are prevalent health concerns that affect America’s parents and caregivers. Preventing underage alcohol and substance use is critical for the following reasons: Approximately 88,000 Americans die from alcohol-attributed causes each year, […]

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What is Medical Marijuana?

The marijuana plant has chemicals that can help with some health problems. More states are making it legal to use the plant as medicine for certain illnesses. But there isn’t enough research to show that the whole plant works to treat or cure these conditions. Also, the U.S. government still doesn’t think of marijuana as […]

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Prescription Depressant Medications: Drug Facts for Teens

What are prescription depressants? Depressants, sometimes referred to as central nervous system (CNS) depressants or tranquilizers, slow down (or “depress”) the normal activity that goes on in the brain and spinal cord. Doctors often prescribe them for people who are anxious or can’t sleep. When prescription depressants are taken as prescribed by a doctor, they […]