21 for 21: A very dangerous tradition

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The “21 for 21″ ritual, where 21st birthday revelers attempt to down 21 alcoholic drinks, is highly prevalent among college students, according to new research. In the largest study of its kind, researchers at the University of Missouri determined that many college students drink to excess on their 21st birthdays and potentially jeopardize their health. […]

Helpful links

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Apart from being illegal, underage drinking poses a high risk to both the individual and society. For example, the rate of alcohol–related traffic crashes is greater for drivers ages 16 to 20 than for drivers age 21 and older. Adolescents also are vulnerable to alcohol–induced brain damage, which could contribute to poor performance at school […]

Teens and alcohol

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The consumption of alcoholic drinks are, to many teens, a very important part of their adolescent life. There are many reasons why this kind of thinking prevails, some of the reasons are: Social acceptance Peer pressure Various problems Curiosity and experimentation Adolescents, people between the ages 12 to 20, are more likely to use alcohol […]

A little too fast

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Fashion, clothes, makeup, celebrities, being “hot” and attracting boys are all causing little girls to grow up too quickly. Alliance Middle School Counselor Donna McKay said exposure from celebrities and the media provides young girls with a misconception about growing up. Along with drugs, alcohol and peer pressure, these young girls or “tweens” are having […]

How to find help

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Adolescence can be a very trying time for both children and parents, problems can arise from anything at any moment, some more serious than others. Parents and their children would eventually need help for sure, fortunately for them, help is easy to come by specially that we have the internet. But some websites are better […]

A time for change

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Adolescence is a time of change. It is the transition from being a child into adulthood and it is one of the most important part of human life. The transitions are holistic and involves almost every aspect of an individual’s behavior, physical and social development. It is generally regarded as an emotionally intense and often […]

Natural cure for AD/HD

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Some of the most popular drugs that are prescribed for kids with AD/HD unfortunately have negative side effects, this prompted a Canadian researcher to find a new and natural way of minimizing the effects of AD/HD using a substance found in green tea.

AD/HD resources

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AD/HD negatively affects a child’s social and educational performance and can seriously damage his or her self-esteem. Children with AD/HD have impaired relationships with their peers, and may be looked upon as social outcasts. It is a chronic condition and can sometimes overwhelm parents when they have to deal with AD/HD characteristics on a daily […]