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Monthly Archives: July 2018

Association of parental supply of alcohol with adolescent drinking, alcohol-related harm, and alcohol use disorder symptoms: a prospective cohort study

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Vaping Campaign: Parent postcard and middle school vape presentation

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This is adapted from a mailing we sent out to all NPS families with 5-12th grade students. Lesson plan for 7th grade Science students at JFK on vaping for the 2017-2018 school year. NPC is willing to share all of its presentations just be sure to give us credit. Part of the presentation is based […]

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NPC in the 413 Podcast

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Now you can access the information and education NPC typically delivers in-person anywhere! Find it on iTunes, Podbean, or any platform where you access podcasts.

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Does Socioeconomic Advantage Lessen the Risk of Adolescent Substance Use?

(Intro- click title for full study) The ASU group’s most recent study followed two existing groups of adolescents from an affluent northeastern suburb for 10 years—through high school, college and into young adulthood [until age 27 (Luthar et al., 2017)]. They were particularly interested in three questions: a) Did these adolescents “mature out” of their […]

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Saving Her Son

In this episode Maryann Eckert, mother of Aaron Pitrat, talks about her son. She describes how he was as a child, her hopes and dreams for him, and how, when she discovered he had become addicted to heroin, she didn’t know what she was dealing with.  Many thanks to Northampton Community Television for making this […]

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