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Do teens really need a caffeine buzz?

I do love good coffee, and probably will always enjoy the smell of it brewing.  However, these days I only have it a couple of times a week and it’s often decaffeinated. I gave up having coffee every day because … Continue reading

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Teenage Wasteland

This is the last post in a three-part series about substance use and misuse in the teen years. Teenage Wasteland might be a memorable song lyric by The Who…but teens getting wasted – is it really no big deal or should … Continue reading

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What’s in your medicine cabinet?

This is the second post in a three-part series about substance use and misuse in the teen years. Let’s be honest, when was the last time you went through your medicine cabinet? Do you have any leftover medications? I know … Continue reading

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Marijuana: Four myths busted about one “little plant”

This is the first post in a three-part series about substance use and misuse in the teen years. I’m not sure what it is about marijuana (aka weed, pot, grass, cannabis, hash), but it sure is a hot topic! When … Continue reading

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Starting High School

Starting high school is one of life’s big transitions and naturally it comes with its share of excitement and nerves. What are kids worried about when starting high school?  We asked this question to grade 8 students and this is … Continue reading

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