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It's finally summer break! If you’re a teenager, you’ve probably got tons of spare time but don’t know what to do with it. Summer can be a fun time, but it can also get boring when you run out of ideas (or need a screen break!).



Here are some things for






Do you know about the risks of fentanyl? Even a very small amount can lead to overdose or death. Read on to learn about fentanyl and what you can do to protect yourself and your loved ones.



The following information was taken from Ventura County Responds, an excellent resource to


The testimony of a person incarcerated.







By an anonymous writer from jail, 32 years of age.



How did this all begin? That is probably the hardest question anyone has ever asked me. The easy answer is truly just an excuse. You see, I'm writing this response from jail where I’ve been






The following article is from Prevention Action Alliance's newsletter, Know! Your Parental Role: First Line of Defense.



In the previous tip, Know! Underage Drinking is a Big Deal, we talked about the widespread prevalence of underage drinking and the destructive consequences it continues to create. We discussed the fact that alcohol






Written by Madison Jaffe.



It feels like just yesterday that I was a high school freshman - unsure of where I belonged, who my true friends were, if I was enough, or what my life would be like at the end of my high school career. It wasn’t until I discovered






Written by a CSUCI Service Learning student.



Many of us have someone close to us who is abusing alcohol and not even realizing it. It turns out that alcohol is the most common substance people turn to for fast relief. Alcohol provides temporary relief for some who suffer from low self-esteem






Written by a CSUCI Service Learning student.



Consuming alcohol is a common thing in today's culture, but it is not a topic that everyone comfortably talks about. Many people use drinking alcohol to escape from their daily lives and relax without thinking about the ramifications. No one thinks about the long






October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month, so we thought it was a perfect time to share this information from StompOutBullying.org.



According to Stomp Out Bullying, one in six students say they’ve either been the victim of some form of bullying or witnessed others being bullied. And one in eight students


Have you ever counted how many times you've seen drinking depicted as cool, exciting, and a rite of passage in movies, social media, and on television? Imagine being a teen and seeing this. The power that advertising and representation has on us is astounding, and our youth are especially vulnerable






This post was written by Ben Cypressi, a CSUCI student.



Today it is almost impossible to avoid social media no matter where you are. We are completely inundated with technology and social media platforms, and we have to wonder what the effects of that are for kids and teenagers, as well

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