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Drug Companies Are At It Again


I think it’s safe to say that blame for the opioid epidemic can fall squarely on the shoulders of drug manufacturers, who touted its strong pain relief without fear of addiction. Well we see how true that was. Well there is another drug out now called Gabapentin which is causing another problem. Click here to […]

A holiday prevention gift from parents to kids

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‘Tis the season for sharing important messages to our young people about alcohol by Emily Moser The holiday season is here. With it come gatherings with family and friends. For a segment of parents, these get-togethers are a time to enjoy a glass of wine or other favorite beverage from the bar. For others, imbibing […]

Did You Know?

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Monitoring the Future is an annual survey of 8th, 10th, and 12th graders conducted by researchers at the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, under a grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, part of the National Institutes of Health. Since 1975, the survey has measured how teens report […]

The Gift of Time


The Holiday break is perfect for spending some quality time with your kids.  Doing things as a family can definitely help your communication skills with your children and it can bring you closer as a group.  Also, it’s a lot of fun! Here are ten suggestions: Try one or try them all but remember the […]

Popcorn Lung

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E-cigarettes is a topic that is discussed in school , at home, basically everywhere. The biggest upside to it has been that it is free of those carcinogens that tobacco cigarettes contain. But what about the liquids used in vapes? Is it harmful? It seems so – click here to read an article on the […]

The Mother of all Family Dinners

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Thanksgiving is right around the corner. It’s my favorite holiday as it revolves around two of my favorite things – food and family. If you’re like me, you can’t wait to see your adult kids, who always make sure they come home for this special day. It’s a day to eat, talk, eat and talk […]



By this time, everyone on the planet knows what an e-cigarette is but the different types of electronic vaping devices – not so much. Today, I am going to introduce you to a new device which looks like a flash drive.  Aside from being convenient to carry because of it’s size it is almost undetectable […]

Addicted to Technology????

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Ever wonder why your teen can’t put down their phone, constantly checking to see how many likes they have on Instagram or unable to stop playing a video game. Are they addicted to technology? No but the companies who make the apps and games use a series of tricks to keep you hooked. Click here […]