HOW TO GO TO WAR AGAINST NEGATIVE PEER PRESSURE

Everyone wants to be accepted, but teens face more pressure to fit in at a time in their lives when they still haven’t figured out what kind of person they want to be. Fitting in might mean having the best and most expensive car, clothing or cell phone, and acting in accordance with whatever that [...]

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THE DANGERS OF BINGE DRINKING

When we think of binge drinking, the consumption of an excessive amount of alcohol in a short period of time, many of us envision college students at frat parties recklessly guzzling one beer after another. However, binge drinking occurs in all age groups and many settings. Here are some important facts to know about ingesting too [...]

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PREVENTION: DEALING WITH FEELINGS

The Disney movie Inside Out focuses on the life of a young girl named Riley Anderson. The film colorfully displays her sentiments like a noisy orchestra inside of her brain, each emotion depicted as a vibrant character. One of the things the film clearly conveys is how one cannot move forward when overcome with sadness; [...]

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CONTROLLING HARMFUL BEHAVIOR

An urge to engage in risky or self-harming behavior, such as abusing drugs, gambling, or even something as simple as biting one’s nails is set off by certain triggers. There are external triggers and internal triggers, and it helps to be aware of both types and how to respond to each. External triggers are people, places, [...]

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