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Challenges Come In Many Forms

Challenges Come In Many Forms
By Ezra Helfand, Executive Director Have you ever seen the movie A Christmas Story? If so, you probably remember the famous scene where Ralphie and his friends triple-dog dare their buddy, Flick, to stick his tongue to a flagpole. I am sure many of you recall your youth when most of us witnessed or actively took part in some type of dare or challenge that involved unwise behavior. Similar types of double-dog-dares, referred to as “challenges,” still exist for our children today, however, the audience, the peer pressure and the danger element has increased beyond compare. In the past, dares were likely to take place on school grounds, public parks or in someone’s basement - in front of a handful of peers, at best. Today, challenges are recorded on smart phones and uploaded onto the internet for a teen’s entire peer network, and then some, to see. While some internet challenges are silly and harmless, many...
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JUN
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending July 10

Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending July 10
Our Weekly Addiction News & Policy Update is a compilation of news items provided to NCADD by a variety of sources. NCADD staff assembles this information and is pleased to provide it to you. If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, feel free to contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . The content of this email does not represent the official views or policies of NCADD of Middlesex County, Inc. The content has been collected from a variety of sources and is provided for informational purposes only. The appearance of external hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement by NCADD of the linked web sites, or the information, products or services contained therein. If you do not wish to receive this email in the future, simply click the SAFE UNSUBSCRIBE button at the bottom of this email. A national series of events will highlight gambling's harms Only with organized protest and confrontation can...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending July 17

Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending July 17
Our Weekly Addiction News & Policy Update is a compilation of news items provided to NCADD by a variety of sources. NCADD staff assembles this information and is pleased to provide it to you. If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, feel free to contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . The content of this email does not represent the official views or policies of NCADD of Middlesex County, Inc. The content has been collected from a variety of sources and is provided for informational purposes only. The appearance of external hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement by NCADD of the linked web sites, or the information, products or services contained therein. If you do not wish to receive this email in the future, simply click the SAFE UNSUBSCRIBE button at the bottom of this email. In selecting treatment, recent drinking behavior may guide the way People who reduce their drinking in...
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MAY
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CHS Students Present at Annual Teen Conference

CHS Students Present at Annual Teen Conference
After almost four years of participating in Pathways programs, three Carteret High School seniors had a unique opportunity to share some of their experiences and knowledge with other teens throughout New Jersey. Samantha Mahoney, Samaria Walker-Raeford and Andrea Rivas presented a workshop at the annual Planned Parenthood Conference at Brookdale College. The workshop, entitled "Reflections: Loving the Real You" , encouraged teens to compare themselves to icebergs given that such a small percentage is visible above water, while the majority of our true selves remains masked below the surface. The CHS students invited other teens to explore what's below their surface which sparked group conversations as teens identified similarities with one another. At the end of the workshop all participants received a positive affirmation card as a reminder that every individual is unique and special. Each year, Pathways brings students from Carteret High School to the annual Planned Parenthood teen...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending May 29

Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending May 29
Note: We will not publish this update on Friday, June 5, 2015. We will resume publishing on Friday, June 12th. Thank you! Our Weekly Addiction News & Policy Update is a compilation of news items provided to NCADD by a variety of sources. NCADD staff assembles this information and is pleased to provide it to you. If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, feel free to contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . The content of this email does not represent the official views or policies of NCADD of Middlesex County, Inc. The content has been collected from a variety of sources and is provided for informational purposes only. The appearance of external hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement by NCADD of the linked web sites, or the information, products or services contained therein. If you do not wish to receive this email in the future, simply click the SAFE UNSUBSCRIBE button...
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DEC
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NCADD's Weekly Addiction News & Policy Update - Week ending December 19, 2014

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DEC
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NCADD's Weekly Addiction News & Policy Update - Week ending December 12, 2014

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NOV
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Weekly ATOD & Advocacy Recap week ending November 14, 2014

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OCT
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Weekly ATOD & Advocacy Recap week ending October 17, 2014

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OCT
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Weekly ATOD & Advocacy Recap week ending October 10, 2014

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