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Four Holiday Follies & How to Avoid Them

Holiday parties and school events and family get togethers—oh, my! As we move full-speed ahead into the holiday season, it’s an important time to remember that our kids need extra help during the celebration season to make healthy choices regarding drugs and alcohol. The reality: Teen brains aren’t fully developed until around age 25. The problem: Healthy choices can take a backseat to having fun.

 

Thanksgiving – Giving Thanks and Spending Quality Time Around the Table

As Thanksgiving Day quickly approaches and we begin to think about preparations for the big day, let’s also take some time for our families and reflect on our life’s good fortune.

Parents Are Key to Keeping Teens Locked in On Being Drug and Alcohol Free

For teens, drugs and alcohol can be extremely easy to access. Parents must be aware that preventing substance use and abuse starts at home. Parents are the number one influence in a teen’s life. Therefore, it is important to guide your child by establishing clear rules about not using drugs, spending quality time with your teen, and not using tobacco or other drugs yourself.

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