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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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Get in the Way Tip #2 – Part 1

The Teen Brain: Finish Strong

Author: Larry Tracey

Posted on 8/22/2017

Fact: If a teen does adolescence well, adulthood gets much easier. You’ve gotten your kids this far in life and regardless of how we got to this point or how well we’ve done, it’s time to finish what we started. Today’s Tip: Finish Strong This is an exciting time for our teens where they experience...

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Get in the Way Quick Tip #1

Tip #1: Verbalize Your Expectations Often

Author: Larry Tracey

Posted on 8/15/2017

So who has the most influence on a teen’s choice to use drugs or alcohol? The answer: parents and peers. I mention peers just momentarily, as we’ll talk about the “peer factor” in an upcoming segment. But for now, who your kids hang with or associate with should be important to you. Numerous studies on...

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Quick Tips to Get in the Way

Get in the Way Intro Segment

Author: Larry Tracey

Posted on 8/9/2017

We are debuting the Get in the Way Video Series where we share quick tips to make life easier, and more successful and fun for everyone. We can get in the way of disrespect, bullying, failure and of suicide to mention a few. However, this particular Get in the Way Series focuses on preventing underage...

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