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Addiction: The Monster That is Claiming Our Future

January 2005

The plague of addiction is growing ever larger in its scope. This plague has infected the most vulnerable and valuable asset in our world today: our youth. The most shocking realization is the extent of drug us...

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Parents: the Oblivious Drug Suppliers

February 2005

Without even realizing it, many parents are providing teenagers and their friends access to what has become the second most popular drug after marijuana: prescription drugs. It is estimated that an overwhelming...

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Just Say NO: to Your Kids

March 2005

“They want to be their kids’ best friend and make sure they’re having fun, but what kids really need is for parents to be parents,” -Marsha Moritz (Parent Engagement Network)

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Steroids

April 2005

Steroid use among teenagers is rising at an alarming rate, hitting an all time high in 2002, according to the NIDA. Harvard Medical School did a study that same year and found a shocki...

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Alcohol

May 2005

Alcohol is the number one abused drug among teenagers today. Approximately 7% of the nation’s eighth graders; 18% of tenth graders; and 30% of twelfth graders report they have been drunk during the last m...

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Inhalants

July 2005

One of the most dangerous substances abused by children and teens can be easily found underneath your kitchen sink or on a shelf in your pantry. These toxic substances are collectively referred to as inhalants ...

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Brain Disease

August 2005

What would you do if you found out your teen had a potentially fatal brain disease? This disease, if not treated, would eventually consume your child for good. Most parents would immediately seek help and go st...

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The Dangers of School

September 2005

It’s that time of the year again. All the kids are getting ready for school. You are stressed over school supplies, registration, and car-pooling the whole neighborhood… but have you considered the ...

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New Survey on Teen Sex

October 2005

Americans have a surplus of opinions about teenage sexuality. What they don’t have is cold hard facts. Every attempt to gather such information, such as Alfred Kinsey’s famous sex surveys in the 40...

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Where did They Learn That?

November 2005

Society influences teenagers more now than in any other generation. Teenagers have a constant stream of voices coming from TV shows, video games, text messages, and radio stations. With the world at their finge...

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Eating Disorders

December 2005

Eating disorders are very serious. Left untreated, they can be fatal. In a society that is obsessed with thinness and dieting, children are pressured at a young age to be conscious of their weight. Young women ...

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