warning label on medication advising against drinking alcohol

Medications and Alcohol Don't Mix

November 27, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

If you’re taking any medications—either those prescribed by a doctor or over-the-counter cold and allergy medicine—it’s not a good idea to drink alcohol. Often, the medication label will warn you not to—because of the possible dangerous side effects. Read the label! Read More »

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Teen Party Movies: Epic Adventure or Bad Hangover?

August 29, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

Many of the movies teens like the most have this in common: A group of young people go to parties, binge drink, get in trouble, or narrowly escape—all in the name of comedy. Read More »

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Fourth of July Celebration

Assert Your Independence: Say No to Alcohol This July 4th

July 03, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

For many Americans, celebrating the Fourth of July includes fireworks, parades, sparklers, and backyard picnics. Alongside the hotdogs and potato salad, though, usually sit bottles of beer. Read More »

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Football player

Being a Team Player Can Influence Drug and Alcohol Use

June 20, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

Middle and high school teens have many choices when it comes to extracurricular activities. Some will choose a team sport like basketball, volleyball, football, or softball, while others may choose more individual-type sports like track, golf, tennis, or swimming. Read More »

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St. Patrick's Day: Leprechauns, Shamrocks, and... Binge Drinking?

March 15, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

St. Patrick’s Day, once a religious holiday that celebrated the patron saint of Ireland, has become a day for revelry and partying. In fact, it has become one of the biggest drinking days of the year. Read More »

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