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Support for the Teen Years - A Reminder for Parents

This article is written by parents who are in your shoes – walking the sometimes rocky road of parenting teens while trying to keep their families, sense of humor and sanity intact! They share with you their joys, struggles, fears and their hopes. Here's what they had to "SAY"!

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Image Isn't Everything

Body image - the internal personal picture we have of our bodies - can be a major preoccupation of adolescents. The "perfect body" can become a measure of self-worth, and may undervalue other abilities, talents, and strengths. This article reviews several topics including eating disorders and promoting positive body image.

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From Teens to Parents: A Cry for Cooperation

Although the focus of this article is to offer parenting suggestions from teens, the content might be contrary to what many of you adults may think. We are not going to give you the "go away, leave us alone" speech because just as we don't want to hear that, neither do you. Instead, we are giving suggestions and information to better our relationships with you. So from child to parent we ask you to consider the following information.

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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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SAY Playbook #4: Bystanding is for Bullies

Every day you have a chance to make our schools and world a better place. Putting an end to bullying is everyone's responsibility. When we work together and stand strong against bullying, we are creating communities that are safer and more supportive - places where every person is valued for who they are. This article provides 10 ways to be an upstander.