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drugs & alcohol

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  • LIFE: Tough Stuff

    Fact or fiction: What you need to know about drugs

    Before you shrug off National Drug Facts Week as one that doesn’t apply to you, stick with us for just a minute: An increasing number of tweens and teens are experimenting and actively using drugs every single day. And we...

  • Gross! My BF started smoking

    My boyfriend has taken up smoking. I don’t want him to think I’m acting like his mom, but it’s sooo gross. Dave: In addition to “sooo gross,” smoking is illegal under 18 and unhealthy at any age. Let your guy know he quits smoking...

  • FITNESS: Wellness

    Middle schools now drug testing student athletes

    Drug testing in professional sports is a typical occurrence. We read stories all the time about athletes being fined or suspended for testing positive for certain performance enhancing or illicit substances. But drug testing for middle schoolers? Now that’s a whole different ball...

  • FITNESS: Wellness

    Have you tasted alcohol?

    Though the drinking age in the U.S. has been 21 for nearly three decades, many states have exceptions for alcohol consumption by minors, often when in the company of a family member. So while it’s not outlandish that tweens and teens have sipped...

  • FITNESS: Wellness

    Latest gross-out: Teens guzzling hand sanitzer

    No joke, chicas: Kids trying to get drunk on hand sanitizer are landing themselves in the E.R. with alcohol poisoning. We’ve got to hand it to them—gulping down the stuff is a creative way to get a buzz—but really? Gross, not to mention...

  • In the News: The unexpected way second-hand smoke affects you

    Have family members that smoke? Then, girlie, you need to hear this. According to National Public Radio's Allison Aubrey, the second-hand smoke that lingers in your house from those pesky cigarettes that your parents, brother or sister smoke has been linked to a new...