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Winning Videos: Tobacco--I'm Not Buying It

August 08, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

According to the Surgeon General’s report on smoking and young people, more than 600,000 middle school students and 3 million high school students smoke cigarettes. Read More »

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NIDA Urged SADD Teens: "Choose Your Path" at National Conference

August 01, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

Last year: Chicago. This year: Los Angeles. Read More »

Take the Test Take Control -- National HIV Testing Day

Today Is National HIV Testing Day

June 27, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

HIV newly infects about 48,000 Americans every year, but one in five with the disease don’t even know they have it. Read More »

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Take Action During National Prevention Week

May 22, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

This week is the first annual National Prevention Week (NPW)—a celebration of what people and organizations do in their communities to prevent drug and alcohol abuse and to promote mental and emotional well-being. Read More »

SADD Florida advisor Sherry Viersen (far left) and teen ambassadors Naya Zapata, Destiny Ramos, and Julissa Pardomo are joined by U.S. Surgeon General Regina M. Benjamin, M.D., M.B.A. (center).

SADD Florida Teens "Share a Dose of Reality" at the National Rx Drug Abuse Summit

May 15, 2012  /  Julissa Pardomo, Destiny Ramos, and Naya Zapata, SADD Florida

Did you know that of the top 22 substances teens abused across the country in 2011, 8 were prescription drugs often found in the family medicine cabinet? Read More »