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Study Shows Adolescents Drink Alone to Cope with Negative Emotions
According to study in an upcoming issue of Clinical Psychological Science, teens that drink alone have more alcohol problems, are heavier drinkers and are more likely to drink to cope with negative...more



Use of QUITPLAN Services Increases Post-Tobacco Tax Hike
The use of QUITPLAN Services, the free stop-smoking counseling service launched by ClearWay Minnesota (SM), has seen user volumes jump following $1.60 increase on cigarettes. Many Minnesotans...more

Young Beer Drinkers More Likely to Binge
Researchers from the Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine at the University of Zurich and Lausanne University Hospital conducted a survey to learn about beverage preferences that results to...more

The Need for Substance Abuse Counseling Increases
To meet the needs of southwestern North Dakota and to maintain its service standards, the Badlands Human Service Center in Dickinson has increased its need for substance abuse counseling. The...more

Mindfulness Meditation Could Cut Smoking Addiction
In a study published online in the Early Edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers discovered that a form of mindfulness meditation called Integrative Body-Mind...more

New Report Finds Effective Treatment for Youth Anxiety Disorders Brings Lasting Benefit
A study that appears in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry discovered that youth with moderate to severe anxiety disorders react well to acute treatment with...more

Binge Drinking May Lead to Increased Atherosclerotic Progression, Stroke
A study published in the Journal of Neurology, Acta Neurologica Scandinavica, and Atherosclerosis, excessive alcohol consumption or binge drinking increases atherosclerotic progression and risk of...more

Cigarette Taxation Shrinks Alcohol Consumption among Vulnerable Populations
A new study to be published in the January 2014 issue of Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research states that cigarette taxation is one of the most useful policies to cut down smoking. Through...more

Strong State Alcohol Policy is a Protective Factor against Binge Drinking
In a study published in the current issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, a novel composite measure that comprises of 29 alcohol policies reveals that a strong alcohol policy...more






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At-risk Youth Receives Support from Social Enterprises


At-risk Youth Receives Support from Social Enterprises

At-risk youth have been receiving financial and emotional support from a slew of social enterprises. The youth earn valuable life skills through mentorship, a key component in the social enterprise model. These social enterprises engage youth in training boot-camps and counselling, while receiving profits in return from their respective businesses.


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