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Why You Should Still Care About Meth

Lately we have been hearing a lot about the opioid epidemic in the United States and how serious it is, but what’s going on with other substances?  Although a big focus has been placed on the many harmful consequences of opioid addiction, it is important that we don’t forget about how important it is to prevent the use of other illicit drugs as well, like methamphetamine. 

Juuling: What You Need to Know

Electronic cigarettes are nothing new to the youth and adults in our community.  Over the past few years the use of e-cigarettes and “vaping” has steadily increased.  The new craze in the electronic cigarette world is a brand named Juul.  Juul is unlike other electronic cigarettes on the market because of the way it looks.  To an individual that has never seen a Juul, it may look like a high tech USB drive meant to contain their teen’s important school documents.  In reality this USB looking device is used by inserting a small cartridge that contains oils.  These oils are then turned into v

How You Can Help Your Teen Manage Stress

It’s that time of the year again, where parents and youth alike are gearing up for the new school year.  This is an exciting time for youth whether it be starting high school, entering middle school, or starting somewhere new altogether.  While this is an exciting time, it is also a stressful time, especially for our youth.  They are going through a lot socially and emotionally.  Our youth are making new friends, creating new routines, getting back into the groove of extracurricular activities and homework, and above all learning about themselves and where they fit in, which can be challeng

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