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Give Their Brain a Break | Underage Drinking Prevention

Give Their Brain a Break | Underage Drinking Prevention

This year, I am focusing on Underage Drinking Prevention in celebration of SAMHSA’s National Prevention Week 2013 – “Your voice. Your choice. Make a Difference.” SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) is the sponsoring organization for this national celebration and, as usual, has created an arsenal of resources and toolkit materials for eachContinue Reading

Youth Alcohol Abuse Prevention Programs From a Different Angle | 21st Century Brain Research and SECONDHAND DRINKING

Youth Alcohol Abuse Prevention Programs From a Different Angle | 21st Century Brain Research and SECONDHAND DRINKING

Youth Alcohol Abuse Prevention Programs in schools, when conducted from a different angle – that of 21st Century Brain Research and SECONDHAND DRINKING (SHD) – opens a host of opportunities for the information to be heard differently and to spread the information beyond just the student. How? Three Key Reasons To Use 21st Century BrainContinue Reading

Secondhand Drinking Prevention

Secondhand Drinking Prevention

Secondhand Drinking Prevention occurs when we understand what secondhand drinking is, what it does to a person’s physical and emotional health, and how it contributes to a person’s risk factors for developing a drinking problem. [Please note that the concepts in this post apply equally to Secondhand Drugging Prevention, as drug misuse works similarly inContinue Reading

5 Links to Help Parents Prevent / Reduce Underage Drinking

Underage drinking. One of the most difficult aspects of being a parent during the teens years is knowing what to do and say about underage drinking. Here are five key facts  and links to resources that can provide important information to help parents prepare for and navigate this difficult time in a teen’s life. It’sContinue Reading

Age-Appropriate Adolescent Alcohol Treatment Programs

Age-appropriate adolescent alcohol treatment programs serve a vital function when treating adolescent alcoholism (or drug addiction, for that matter). According to SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration), “In 2008, there were 1.2 million youths (5 percent) aged 12-17 who needed treatment for an alcohol use problem. Of this group, only 77,000 received treatmentContinue Reading

Underage Drinking Prevention – A Different Approach

Suggestions for a different approach to underage drinking prevention – ones that move beyond, “Just Say No.” You would think that college students who had blackouts, missed classes or got into fights after a binge drinking episode would try to cut down on their alcohol consumption. But many of them continue to binge drink becauseContinue Reading