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Mixing Alcohol with Energy Drinks May Lead to Increased Drinking

A new study published in Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research found that mixing high-caffeine energy beverages with alcohol may increase a person’s alcohol consumption. The study included 26 adults who drank alcohol and energy drinks alone and in combination over six days. The participants’ desire to drink was rated, along with their breath alcohol concentration.

Setting up Teens for Summer Job Success

The summer is here and with it, many teens will land their first summertime job. This is a monumental time in a teen’s life, which should make their parents proud. Summer jobs and part-time employment can provide teens with a sense of challenge and responsibility. It’s important for teens to have these challenges and responsibilities through productive outlets, such as a summer job or volunteering.

School’s Out! Oh no…SCHOOL’S OUT!

It’s the time of the year that teenagers look forward to most...summer vacation. It’s hard to beat no school, no homework and less supervision, so it’s no wonder this is a favorite time of the year for many kids. But, as their time significantly frees up and most parents still go to work every day, how can moms and dads make sure their kids are staying safe? The transition from supervision at school to no supervision during the summertime can be a challenge.

Check out these helpful tips for a safe summer:

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