Please don't host

Posted on: May 20, 2015
Tags: Graduation, Alcohol, Drinks, Parents, Teens

High school graduation: A time for celebrating, completing, looking to the future and beginning adulthood; but is it a time for all adult activities?

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Wanna Bet?

Posted on: March 23, 2015
Tags: Bet, Gambling, Problems

It’s a good bet that most of the adults in this community have gambled at some point in their lives.  Up to 75% of U.S. adults have gambled at least once in the last year, 15% at least weekly. (National Council on Problem Gambling) Even adolescents in our community have gambled; approximately 28% of youth aged 12-17 have engaged in gambling some or most of the time.  So what does this mean?  

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Super Bowl and media literacy

Posted on: January 28, 2015
Tags: Super bowl, Nfl, Football, Alcohol, Media literacy

Do you believe advertising influences the decisions you make?  What pops in your head when you read the following: “Tissue”, “Pop”, “Fast Food” and “Chocolate”?  The fact that you respond with a specific product name demonstrates how effective advertising is in our daily life.  One of the most influential components in our decision making is advertising.  Advertisers spend millions, sometimes billions, of dollars on marketing to influence you to try and/or purchase their products.

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