Drug Treatment Programs: What are the options?

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Each person who struggles with a substance misuse disorder is different. Therefore,  what each individual might need from a recovery program is unique. It is important to understand the different…

Unwrapping the Facts on Condoms- a guide to condom use and condom use conversations

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Why are condoms important? What do we need to know about them to practice safe sex? In this article, we’ll learn some necessary information on condoms, how to properly use…

Comprehensive STD info: What should you know to be safe?

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What is an STD or STI?  A sexually transmitted disease (STD) or sexually transmitted infection (STI) is a type of infection usually acquired by sexual contact. They can be transmitted…

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month: The importance of HPV vaccination

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January is National Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, and according to the American Cancer Society, more than 12,000 women in the U.S. will be diagnosed each year with cervical cancer, and nearly…

Learning about HIV

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HIV or human immunodeficiency virus, can make a person very sick and even cause death. Learning the basics about HIV can keep you healthy and prevent transmission. HIV can be…

Bullying and Substance Use

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Bullying transcends childish acts such as teasing, rough housing or joking around. It can be a dangerous activity with devastating physical and psychological effects. It’s a prominent risk factor for…

Health Risks

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You play an important role in keeping your child safe. However, when they are teens is important to find a balance between giving your kids the freedom to make their own choices…

Vaccines

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Many people think that vaccinations are just for kids. But guess what? There are millions of people between the ages of 11 and 19 who need vaccinations to prevent diseases…

Strategies for Keeping Teens Safe

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Monitoring teens is an art form. Too much and teens will rebel or not learn the skills they need to function on their own. And too little monitoring can result…

When Typical Teen Behavior Becomes Troubled Teen Behavior

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Typical Teen Behavior Warning Signs of a Troubled Teen Changing appearance. Keeping up with fashion is important to teens. That may mean wearing provocative or attention-seeking clothing or dyeing hair. Unless…

Teen Depression and Anxiety Signs

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Depression and anxiety are very common, affecting millions of Americans. Yeah, we all have a bad day or worry about school occasionally. Depression and anxiety are different because they affect…

Signs & Symptoms of Teen Drinking and Drug Use

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How can you tell if your child is using drugs or alcohol? It is difficult because changes in mood or attitudes, unusual temper outbursts, changes in sleeping habits and changes…