Alcohol & Drug Lab

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Hey 8th graders, Here’s the doc with all of the links you’ll need for the alcohol lab. Work at your own pace and in whichever order you choose, just make sure you stay on task, there’s tons to learn about making healthy choices. Drug and Alcohol Lab- Spring 2014 Rubric for Alcohol Lab- Spring 2014 The

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Rates of teen substance abuse are on the way down…

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Good news! According to the latest report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), a branch of the Department of Health and Human Services, more teens in the U.S. are making the right choices. The survey included over 70,000 people, and in the 12-17 age bracket, there were some noticeable improvements between the years 2002-2013. Some of the

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What about marijuana?

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Image: Creative Commons With restrictions lifting across the U.S., marijuana use among teens is on the rise. As teachers and parents struggle with how to answer questions in a changing legal landscape, staying on top of the latest news and research is more important than ever. This recent article from The New York Times addresses

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Little League’s Preventative Drug Program

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From Schooled in Sports – Education Week… it looks like the Little League is taking a preventative approach when it comes to performance enhancing drugs. As the top youth league for a sport that’s been riddled with doping issues, they’re in a unique position to really make an impact. Let’s hope that they’re able to come

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Using tragedy as a teachable moment…

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As is usually the case in August, students come in wanting to discuss things they saw on the news over the summer. Unfortunately this year, one of those major events would have been the tragic overdose of Glee star Cory Monteith. While not all students are fans of the show, it certainly has a huge

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