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The truth about teens and alcohol

We’ve all been through our teen years and had to deal with peer pressure and alcohol. Back then, no one warned me about the risks of alcohol, binge drinking and alcohol poisoning – not my parents, not my school and not … Continue reading

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The holidays are a great time to talk to your kids about alcohol

As stressful as the holiday season may be, I do admit to enjoying most festive rituals and traditions.  Mine include family, food, baked goods and red wine! Ahh…there is nothing like cooking a turkey and enjoying a nice glass of … Continue reading

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Party! Party! Paarttyyyy! Help I’ve got teens!

O.k. We all remember being a teenager and the quest for independence. But NOW we are on the other side of the coin. WE are the parents… (Deep breath… in & out). Now I can  so relate to my own … Continue reading

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Talk to Teens about Drugs & Alcohol using Justin Bieber’s situation.

Here we go again. Another high-profile drug and alcohol scandal…however this time it’s not Toronto Mayor Rob Ford (not today anyway!). It’s our beloved young-hip-hop-totally-cool-locally-grown… Justin Bieber. The Biebs has got himself into some real trouble. You may be dumbfounded … Continue reading

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Alcohol during pregnancy…is it worth the risk?

Don’t drink, don’t smoke, don’t eat some fish or certain cheeses, don’t drink too much coffee…is there anything that I can do if I’m pregnant?

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I love breastfeeding, but man would I love a glass of wine!

You spend nine months pretending that the booze-free wine and non-alcoholic beer is just fine while everyone around you has summer ales and Christmas eggnog. But what happens after the baby is born? Can you have that glass of wine with supper … 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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