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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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4 Ways to Change Your Drinking Habits

4 Ways to Change Your Drinking Habits
Small changes can make a big difference in reducing your chances of having alcohol-related problems. Whatever strategies you choose, give them a fair trial. If one approach doesn't work, try something else. But if you haven't made progress in cutting down after 2 to 3 months, consider quitting drinking altogether, seeking professional help, or both...
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