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The need to belong and experience social connections is a fundamental human characteristic. Prior research has shown that social rejection is linked to increases in negative emotions, distress, and hostility. This study examined the impact of social rejection on alcohol …

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It’s National Poison Control Prevention Week, and we thought you should know that once every 45 minutes Poison Control fields a call about a child being exposed to opioids. (In case of a poison emergency, contact your local poison center at 1-800-222-1222.) Pediatric …

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The American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout is an annual event that encourages smokers to make a plan to quit or to plan in advance and quit smoking on that day. The 41st annual Great American Smokeout will be held …

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This prom season, teens may be thinking about the dress, the tux, the dance, but parents may be thinking about the drinking. Parents, this is a good time to make sure that your child knows where you stand on the …

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Alcohol use by young people is extremely dangerous—both to themselves and to society, and is directly associated with traffic fatalities, violence, suicide, educational failure, alcohol overdose, unsafe sex and other problem behaviors. Annually, over 6,500 people under the age of …

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“The Perfect Storm: Battling the Drug Epidemic”  will be an informative presentation for parents on April 15 at the Pearl River Hilton about preventing and understanding the prescription drug epidemic. Do you know what the risks are and how to help …

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As St. Patrick’s Day approaches, MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) would like to remind you that “When you drink and drive, luck is not on your side.” There were 276 drunk driving fatalities on St. Patrick’s Day from 2009-2013, making …

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that the following strategies are effective for reducing or preventing drunk driving. They are recommended by The Guide to Community Preventive Services and/or have been demonstrated to be effective in reviews by …

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Underage drinking is a widespread problem with serious consequences. Alcohol is the most commonly used and abused drug among youth in the United States, more than tobacco and illicit drugs, and is responsible for more than 4,300 annual deaths  among …

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According to About.com’s About Health blog, 2014 saw heroin making a comeback after years of decline, but why? It looks like a combination of factors have led to this unfortunate trend, including increased availability of the drug as well as …

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