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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






From the Prevention Action Alliance's Know! newsletters. View all of their newsletters here.



It’s January; the start of a new year, new habits, and new resolutions. That’s easier said than done for many people, adults and teens alike. All the hustle and bustle can worsen the symptoms of those who already






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



There aren’t too many issues that collect the attention of so many as marijuana. This has been a heavily debated topic regarding its legalization for several decades, and appears to have almost no end in sight. Those that advocate for legalization


What are prescription drugs?







Also known as:



Opioids: Happy Pills, Hillbilly Heroin, OC, Oxy, Oxycotton, Percs, and Vikes



Depressants: A-minus, Barbs, Candy, Downers, Phennies, Reds, Red Birds, Seeping Pills, Tooies, Tranks, Yellow Jackets, Yellows, and Zombie Pills



Stimulants: Bennies, Black Beauties, Hearts, Roses, Skippy, The Smart Drug, Speed, and Vitamin R, and Uppers



Prescription drugs






Written by a Senior at CSUCI.



As fun and exciting as the seasonal activities can be, many people experience what is called seasonal depression. This is a real thing, and actually very common, with over 3 million diagnoses per year. Also known as ‘Winter depression’ or seasonal affective disorder (SAD),


An excerpt from The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility's webpage about Discussing Alcohol with Your College Student, found here.







We know many college students make responsible decisions about alcohol consumption. In fact, according to the just released 2018 Monitoring the Future survey, drinking among college students declined from 2017 to






From pedestrian deaths to drunk driving, tricks and treats and spooky parties, Halloween can be a fun but dangerous time for teens. Here are some tips for both parents and teens for how to have a safe and fun Halloween!



Tips for Parents



1. Behavior – Halloween is a fun night but occasionally

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