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College Students: Going on Roof or Balcony While Drinking is Dangerous

There are too many stories out their about the dangers of binge drinking in college. It is not an unknown fact that many students under the age of 21 partake in drinking while in college. Nicole May, a student from University of California, San Diego decided to share her story of the accident that happened to her due to binge drinking. While attending UCSD, May attended a party which ended with her falling from the 3rd story balcony. Falling from the balcony caused her to break many bones, including all her ribs on the right side and a collapsed lung. May and her parents put together a short documentary of her story. 

Do Sleep Issues in Teens Predict Drug and Alcohol Problems?

For the most part teens are known for going to bed later and sleeping in to the late hours of the afternoon. New research is starting to show a connection between sleeping problems and drug and alcohol problems within teens. These substance issues can include: binge drinking, getting high, driving under the influence, or being involved in sexual situations the later regretted. There are some things that parents can do to help prevent these issues.