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JUUL: It rhymes with cool, and your kids probably think it is

JUUL: It rhymes with cool, and your kids probably think it is
​Ah, JUUL. It's not a precious stone or crystal, although it is pronounced like one. JUUL is the name of one company that makes many vaporizers. Its tagline is: The Smoking Alternative, unlike any E-Cigarette or Vape. And they position themselves as anti-cigarette smoking, and decidedly for adults. But the trends born across the country, challenge ...
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Cheers & Fears

Cheers & Fears
​Prom and graduations, where safe celebrations and good times can get along. Safe celebrations. If you're a kid, it sounds so uncool, right? Maybe, but it sounds a lot better than past headlines from the months of May and June. For instance: Teen in Illinois killed in crash after prom (LINK: http://abc7news.com/news/teen-in-illinois-killed-in-crash...
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NPW2018 - What's It All Mean?

​​National Prevention Week 2018 in the Granite StateNational Prevention Week is rapidly approaching. Although paramount year-round, May 13 to 19 is the week Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has chosen to observe the importance of substance abuse prevention and positive mental health promotion. Communities, organiza...
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​Keep the Conversation Alive

Mariah Larocque is an advocate for substance misuse awareness and has volunteered hundreds of hours towards recovery advocacy. She is on her way to becoming a certified recovery coach after receiving training at Rivier University through the Recovery Coach Academy. She is a volunteer with Hope for NH recovery and is a full time student at The Unive...
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Talking to Your Kids about Opioids

The opioid epidemic. Nothing but perhaps 911, Sandy Hook and most recently the Parkland shooting have left such an indelible mark on the public consciousness. Young children growing up in the shadow of staggering overdose numbers, stigmatized media images of people injecting drugs, and personal tragedies often have difficult questions for parents: ...
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