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Distracted Driving Pledge

Talking on a cell phone while driving is like driving with a blood alcohol count of .08 percent, which is legally intoxicated. Be safe on the road. Take the Distracted Driving Pledge and make a commitment to keep your hands on the wheel and eyes on the road.

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The Party Checklist and Teen Promise

Parents and their children should have open discussions about expectations before the teen heads out to a party, event or activity. The Party Checklist and Teen Promise are great tools to guide those discussions.

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Homeless Youth Local Resources

Bellefaire JCB is a National Safe Place partner and through our Homeless and Missing Youth program has a 24/7 Hotline. Below are additional community resources available in Northeast Ohio.

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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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Coping with Stress

Teenagers, like adults, experience stress everyday. The sources of stress are varied and changing. Most teens experience stress when they perceive a situation as dangerous, difficult or painful, and they do not have the resources to cope. This article provides insight on stress triggers and way you and your child can reduce stress.

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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.