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Parents: When You Talk They Listen

Eight out of 10 teens think that tobacco, alcohol and marijuana use are wrong. Most kids make the right choice thanks to parents, guardians and other trusted adults. Studies show that your kids are looking for - and listening to - what you have to say.

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SAY Playbook #1: Eight Things To Know About Marijuana

Marijuana use amongst adolescents is on the rise. While some may say that it is not as dangerous as alcohol, there is a lot of new research that documents the harmful effects that marijuana has on adolescents. This article provides several facts including what it does to adolescent brains and the relationship between marijuana and mental illness and other health conditions.

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Prom Night

These two words create two very different responses in teens and law enforcement. Where high school students hear romance, excitement and passage to adulthood, adults who work with teens hear pregnancy, driving under the influence and roads to ruin. This article provides startling facts about drinking and driving and teen pressures during prom.

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SAY Playbook #3: Intoxication is Depressing

According to the 2013 Youth Risk Behavior Survey administered to high school students in Cuyahoga County, almost 60% reported consuming an alcoholic drink at least one time, and 33% admitted having alcohol within the last 30 days. While these numbers indicate that most teens are not drinking regularly, alcohol still kills more teens than all other drugs combined. This article reviews 11 ways to avoid alcohol related deaths.

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SAY Playbook #2: Prescriptions Are Not Recreational

Cuyahoga County, like all across the country, is experiencing an epidemic of prescription drug abuse. The number of deaths directly related to prescription drug abuse increased nearly 500% from 1999 to 2013. These accidental deaths now outnumber traffic crash fatalities. Prescription pain relievers continue to be the key factor behind this epidemic. This article lists 10 ways to prevent prescription drug abuse.

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SAY Playboook #6: Heroin Is Not Just For Junkies

Local heroin use is on the rise and taking lives at unprecedented levels.  And the problem is not concentrated to the inner-city. In 2013, 56% of the heroin deaths in Cuyahoga County were in the suburbs. Arming yourself with knowledge about heroin and heroin abuse might save your life — or the life of a friend or family member. This article provides eight ways to prevent heroin abuse.

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Facts about Alcohol Poisoning

Do you know how "one drink" is defined? The symptoms of an overdose reaction? What not to do when someone is intoxicated? This article touches upon these and more facts about alcohol poising.