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National Fentanyl Awareness Day

The first National Fentanyl Awareness Day was May 10, 2022, and was recognized by organizations across the U.S. including the DEA. It was created...

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The Truth About Opioids: Information for Teens

Two decades ago, a new generation of supposedly “safer and less addictive” painkillers triggered an epidemic of opioid abuse in the...

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Impaired Driving: How Marijuana, Alcohol, and Prescription Drugs Can Affect You

What is Impaired Driving?

Impaired driving is operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, legal or illegal drugs.

Alcohol-impaired...

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Bullying and LGBTQ+ Youth

The above quote is from a member of Balboa Middle School’s Gay Straight Alliance, discussing bullying and being singled out for his...

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Brain Development, Teen Behavior, and Preventing Drug Use

This article is from the website of Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, an invaluable resource for both teens and parents. View the original article...

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You Don’t Need Drugs to Deal with Life

This post was written by a CSUCI Service-learning student. 

Hello Everyone! I am writing this blog to give people some healthy alternatives to...

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April is Alcohol Awareness Month

April is Alcohol Awareness Month. It was developed to spread awareness and reduce the stigma associated with alcohol addiction, and to highlight...
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The Dangers of Impaired Driving

In an average year, 30 million Americans drive drunk, and 10 million Americans drive impaired by illicit drugs. A 2010 survey by the Substance...

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Reality Parties for Parents: A Parent’s Perspective

By Sandy, a local parent and CSUCI student.

I admit it, I avoided this “Reality Party” idea when my three kids were in high school. My...

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Self-Harm: Treatment, Coping, and Why People Self-Harm

Self-Harm

People often keep their habit a secret, but the urge to self-harm isn’t uncommon, especially in adolescents and young adults. Many...

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