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    National Day to Talk to Teen About Alcohol

    18 Apr
    April 21, 2014 is the national day for parents to talk with their teens about alcohol use. Children and teens that get the message from their parents that underage drinking is not acceptable are 80% less likely to drink than teens who hear other messages. This is because parents play a vital role in... read more
    10 Ways to Happiness

    10 Ways to Happiness

    18 Apr
    1. Exercise: 7 minutes is all you need, based on an article in the New York Times. Anybody can fit that in their schedule. Exercise affects our happiness and wellbeing along with being a helpful tool for depression. It helps people relax, increases brain power and can help improve body image... read more
    Booze it & Lose it Campaign March 2014

    Booze it & Lose it Campaign March 2014

    18 Apr
    This past St. Patrick's Day weekend, North Carolina ran a "Booze it & Lose it" Campaign. This involved setting up various checkpoints over a four day period along with patrols. In total there was 3,959 patrols and checkpoints across the state. This is a increase presence of law enforcement than prev... read more
    Never Give Up

    Never Give Up

    16 Apr
    Winston Churchill had an excellent quote that can be used in all areas of life and can also be used in recovery “Never, never, never give up.” There are many times in recovery when a person has thought to themselves that they were not sure that they could do it anymore and they just wan... read more

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    National Day to Talk to Teen About Alcohol

    National Day to Talk to Teen About Alcohol

    April 21, 2014 is the national day for parents to talk with their teens about
    10 Ways to Happiness

    10 Ways to Happiness

    1. Exercise: 7 minutes is all you need, based on an article in the New York
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