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Helping Students Understand the Dangers of Inhalants

by Jo-Anne Bowen, PhD, Project ALERT Trainer
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Students are curious about inhalants. They already know that being around substances like paint thinner, fingernail polish remover, hairspray, airplane glue or gasoline can make them feel a little light headed, and it’s possible they’ve heard their peers talking about getting a buzz or feeling hi...
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Prevention Programs in Middle School May Reduce Later Prescription Drug Use

by Join Together Staff
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Substance abuse prevention programs that begin in middle school may help deter prescription drug abuse in later years, new research suggests. Scientists analyzed findings from three studies of family- and school-based prevention programs designed for rural and small-town middle school students. ...
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Children More Likely to Accept Drug Use if Parents Admit Past Substance Use

by Join Together Staff
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Middle school students are less likely to think using drugs is bad if their parents told them about their own past substance use, a new study finds. Children whose parents warned them not to use drugs were more likely to avoid them, ABC News reports. The study by researchers at the University of...
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