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Strategies for Preventing Abuse of Energy Drinks

by Isabel Burk
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Today’s teen has a crowded schedule, which begins at dawn and continues long into the night for work, studies or fun. They tell each other about energizing products to stay awake and alert far longer than normal, not understanding the possible consequences. Project ALERT can help you tune student...
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Study: Energy Drinks May Disturb Heart's Natural Rhythm

by Join Together Staff
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Energy drinks may increase blood pressure, and lead to changes in the heart’s natural rhythm, according to a study presented at a meeting of the American Heart Association.The drinks may make the heart more prone to electrical short circuits, HealthDay reports. The researchers noted it is not cle...
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Number of ER Visits Involving Energy Drinks Doubled from 2007 to 2011

by Join Together Staff
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The number of emergency room visits involving energy drinks doubled from 2007 to 2011, reaching more than 20,000, according to a new government report. During that period, the popularity of energy drinks has surged on college campuses, and in bars and convenience stores, according to ABC News.The...
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Tip of the Month

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Download a Graduation Certificate to present to your students at the completion of their Project ALERT lessons.National Prevention Week is May 12-18National Prevention Week is a SAMHSA-supported annual health observance dedicated to increasing public awareness of, and action around, substance abu...
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