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Vaping and Marijuana Oils

The Vaping Crisis

Author: Paul Martinez

Posted on 9/16/2019

There is a rapidly growing vaping crisis highlighted by 450 illnesses and four deaths as a result of the use of e-cigarettes. Most consumers have viewed e-cigarettes and vaping marijuana oils as harmless, but health officials are now warning the public to cease the use of e-cigarettes. Especially vulnerable are youth who are attracted to...

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Opioid Crisis Update

Facts You Need to Know

Author: Larry Tracey

Posted on 9/10/2019

Physical pain has a tremendous impact on the lives of millions of Americans, many of whom have been prescribed opioids to relieve their suffering. However, we now know these pain relievers are highly addictive; so much so that we now find ourselves in an “opioid crisis.” Reducing youth access to these prescription medications is important...

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Reducing Back-to-School Stress

Developing Systems

Author: Larry Tracey

Posted on 8/22/2019

With a new school year beginning, what words tend to bring chaos, stress and drama? If you said, “mornings”, “kids” and “getting ready for school” – you nailed it. Fact is, the new school year is the perfect opportunity for a fresh start and integrating new behaviors into the family lifestyle that will reduce a...

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Now Trending Among Teens

The Effects of Electronic Cigarettes

Author: Larry Tracey

Posted on 1/18/2019

Here is a trend to “be in the know” about, especially if you are a parent, grandparent or someone who has an invested interest in kids. It’s the widely popular trend of teen vaping. It has become an epidemic in the US and teens are being marketed with the flavors and discreet devices called Electronic...

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Going for Success

A Fresh Start

Author: Larry Tracey

Posted on 1/8/2019

This is the time of year we go for the fresh start. It has been part of our western culture as a tradition for more than 200 years in its present form. Most Americans focus on self-improvement and that improvement comes in the form of New Year’s Resolutions. Yes, another year has come and gone...

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Three Easy Ways to Practice Gratitude

Author: Larry Tracey

Posted on 11/21/2018

Ever wonder why some people are generally happy? The answer may lay in one-word, gratitude. People with an “attitude of gratitude” seem to be upbeat, positive and energized. Here are just a few benefits of being grateful: Improves our physical and psychological health Increases our energy, quality of sleep and mental strength Reduces negative emotions such...

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Thought Habits

Author: Larry Tracey

Posted on 11/14/2018

What quote motivates you the most? We as humans are aspirational by nature and many quotes appeal directly to our nature, helping us see something in ourselves we want to change. Quotes serve as a reminder about who we want to become. We have what we call thought habits; habitual ways of thinking that allows...

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Knowledge is Power: A Must Read for Every Parent

What parents need to know about Juuling in a nutshell.

Author: Larry Tracey

Posted on 8/21/2018

Here’s a quick overview – Make sure you view the two video links below (2 and 3 minutes each) with substance abuse expert Mike Gimble. A Juul is a tiny device, resembling a flash drive. It can be easily hidden among school supplies or concealed in pockets and backpacks. It is USB chargeable, simple to use...

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Saving Lives in Buckeye

Opioid Epidemic: Yes it’s Real & Area Teens are Dying as a Result

Author: Larry Tracey

Posted on 7/6/2018

Have You Seen the Hand I’m sure you’ve heard about the Opioid epidemic. Yes, it’s real and teens and adults are dying in Buckeye as a result. The truth is there have been teen deaths related to opioids and prescription drugs in our area but we do not hear about it because they are minors....

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Rx & Opioid Update

Facts to Know

Author: Larry Tracey

Posted on 4/23/2018

Physical pain has a tremendous impact on the lives of millions of Americans, many of whom have been prescribed opioids to relieve their suffering. However, we now know these pain relievers are highly addictive; so much so that we now find ourselves in an “opioid crisis.” Reducing youth access to these prescription medications is important...

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