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NRHS Seniors Taught Impact of Decisions with Staged Car Crash

Before the risky season of prom and graduation, NRHS seniors were given a clear message to consider the impact of the decisions they make. On May 18, 2017,  NR FOCUS and the NRHS SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) Club, brought …

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School district to hold community health fair

Join SADD club students at the Health Fair on May 13th. They will be demonstrating how alcohol impairs a person’s balance, vision, reaction time, and judgment with alcohol simulation impairment goggles. The City School District of New Rochelle will hold a community …

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Westchester Declares “Healthy Teen Brain Day”

April 21, 2017 – In an effort to educate teenagers about the perils of marijuana use and its negative effects on brain development, Westchester County leaders on Thursday joined dozens of students, community advocates, health professionals and members of the …

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Come Tonight for Family University at NRHS -Monday, March 13

Family University – March 13 at NRHS 5:30 to 9:00 pm Ask anyone’s who has attended in the past – Family University is an amazing evening – and a bargain too! What is it? An evening of workshops and keynote presentation …

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Marijuana Has Proven to Be a Gateway Drug

From the April 26, 2016 NY Times: Opinion. Robert L. DuPont is the president of the Institute for Behavior and Health and the first director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse. It should come as no surprise that the …

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Why Is It So Hard To Test Whether Drivers Are Stoned?

The following article will help you understand the science behind the challenges involved in establishing drugged driving laws. Law enforcement officials would love to have a clear way to tell when a driver is too drugged to drive. But the decades …

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Teens find a new use for e-cigarettes: Vaping marijuana

Teenagers have discovered a new way to inhale marijuana — e-cigarette vaporizers, according to a study released Monday. About 27% of high school students who have used both marijuana and e-cigarettes reported using the devices to vaporize cannabis. Those most likely …

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Thinking of drinking and driving? What if your car won’t let you?

If every new car made in the United States had a built-in blood alcohol level tester that prevented impaired drivers from driving the vehicle, how many lives could be saved, injuries prevented, and injury-related dollars left unspent? Researchers at the …

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ALCOPOPS: Sweet, Cheap, and Dangerous to Youth

The introduction of alcopops (flavored malt beverages) to the U.S. market in the late 1990s began a transformation within the alcohol industry that still unfolds today. Alcopops bent the rules on beer, defying proper classification while enticing youth with sweet …

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Look Familiar?

NR FOCUS has installed these posters at local bus stop kiosks in New Rochelle to raise awareness of the impact that parents have on their teens – especially on underage drinking. They read, ” Be a Parent, Not a Friend. Underage Drinking can …

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Simple Calendar

Nothing from November 19, 2017 to December 13, 2017.

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