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TALK IT UP. LOCK IT UP!  - Prevent Access to Alcohol    

LOCK IT! DROP IT! - Prevent Access to Prescription Drugs

T.R.Y. 2 QUIT! TOBACCO here
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DO YOU NEED HELP? AL-ANON / ALATEEN SEARCH here
 
 
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PRIORITY #1 PROTECT YOUR CHILD'S BRAIN!
 
Drugs Affect the Developing Adolescent Brain
 
Adults drink more frequently than teens, but when teens drink they tend to drink larger quantities than adults. There is evidence to suggest that the adolescent brain responds to alcohol differently than the adult brain, perhaps helping to explain the elevated risk of binge drinking in youth. Drinking in youth, and intense drinking are both risk factors for later alcohol dependence 
 
 
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My Child's Behavior has Changed!  
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Is that NORMAL?? 
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Teens Need Help (Article) 
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Quiz: Where is the easiest place for teens to get alcohol?
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INFANT/TODDLER DEVELOPMENT

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TEENS & TWENTIES

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For parents of children in college
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Making the Transition to College

Attention College Students - College T.R.Y. is for you! 
 
It is best that you know... Parents
 
Making the Transition to College - Youth and Parents 
This link includes information on Substance Abuse Prevention, Good Mental Health, Healthy Relationships, Healthy Eating and Healthcare
 
 
 Why are Family Dinners Important?
 

It is not always easy to eat dinner together as a family. Research from the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) has found that when they asked teens and parents why they did not eat dinner more often together, the two groups of people blamed each other.

The number one response for teens? Parents were either at work or had a late work shift.

The number one response for parents? Everybody is busy and has different activities.

Research studies, however, continue to highlight the power of family dinners. Now a new study 1 from CASA at Columbia University has been released, and it says that teenagers who do not eat dinner frequently with their family are:

  • Twice as likely to use tobacco
  • Almost twice as likely to use alcohol
  • More likely to use marijuana

The same is true with grades in school:

  • Teenagers who have five to seven family dinners per week are more likely to get As and Bs in school.
  • Teenagers who have fewer than three family dinners per week are twice as likely to report receiving mostly Cs and lower grades in school.
 
 
 
 
    
 
  
 
 
    
 
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