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What does it mean to be a DD/Designated Driver?

What does it mean to be a DD/Designated Driver?
​Someone says they're the designated driver. You know what that means, right? You see them grab a beer from the party cooler. Now what do you think? Let's do a search engine experiment. Let's Google up "What is a DD?" And share the top responses. Urban Dictionary says: n. Designated Driver. One who abstains from "partying" so everyone can get home ...
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Stay Safe this 4th of July

Stay Safe this 4th of July
A guest post by ​Kendall Dapprich, Strafford County Public Health NetworkAlthough it is legal for adults over the age of 21 to purchase and possess fireworks in New Hampshire, fireworks can still be dangerous. The safest way to enjoy fireworks this 4th of July is to attend a professional display. If you choose to celebrate the holiday with fir...
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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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