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Resources for Youth






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






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),

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