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Cranberry Lemon Pound Cake

Cranberry Lemon Pound Cake

Cranberry Lemon Pound Cake 1C Butter 2 ½ C Fresh Cranberries 1 ¾ C Sugar 2 Tbsp Lemon Juice 2 Tbsp Lemon Zest 2 ½ C Flour 1 tsp Vanilla 2 tsp Baking Powder ¾ C Butter Milk 1 tsp Salt Preheat oven to 350 In a large bowl, cream butter, sugar and lemon zest

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Top Sirloin Kabobs

Top Sirloin Kabobs

Ingredients Marinade Ingredients: 1/3 cup olive oil 1/3 cup soy sauce 3 Tbsp red wine vinegar 1/4 cup honey 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 Tbsp minced fresh ginger Freshly ground black pepper to taste Kebab Ingredients: 1 1/2 lbs top sirloin steak, cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes 1 large bell...

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How Do I Know If I Need Help?

How Do I Know If I Need Help?

Experiencing personal challenges as a teen can be painful and confusing. Some kinds of struggles are invisible to others, but they still deeply affect the way you think and feel, even how you feel about yourself. In the midst of these private battles, you may truly want help, for...

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What is Dual Diagnosis Treatment?

What is Dual Diagnosis Treatment?

Information from the National Alliance on Mental Illness indicates that approximately one in five people in the United States—approximately 43.8 million people—experiences mental illness in a given year. Additional statistics demonstrate that substance abuse is on the rise, with 23.5...

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Recognizing Mental Health Issues In Your Teen

Recognizing Mental Health Issues In Your Teen

Adolescents face some unique challenges. Of course, the teen years aren’t all bad, but they are a formative stage of life, and growing into adulthood can bring stresses from many directions. For an alarming number of teens, these challenges can result in mental health issues and...

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Black Bean and Corn Quinoa Salad

Black Bean and Corn Quinoa Salad

Ingredients 1 tsp olive oil 1 onion, chopped 3 garlic cloves, chopped 3/4 cup quinoa 1 1/2 cup vegetable broth 1 tsp cumin 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper salt and pepper, to taste 1 cup corn kernels 1 cup black beans 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped 1/2 lime Heat oil in a saucepan over medium heat...

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How to Prepare Your Teen to Stay Sober in College

How to Prepare Your Teen to Stay Sober in College

Whether or not your child has struggled with substance abuse or addiction in the past, sending her off to college is a prospect you, like many parents, may find more than a little terrifying. According to a study published in the journal Addictive Behaviors, more than two-thirds of the...

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How to Get Through to Your Teen About Addiction

How to Get Through to Your Teen About Addiction

Most parents feel like their words fall on deaf ears sometimes, but teenagers really will internalize a message if it’s presented often and clearly. This is particularly true when it comes to talking to your teens about drugs, drug abuse and addiction. Research shows that the...

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The Dangers of E-Cigarettes for Teens

The Dangers of E-Cigarettes for Teens

Electronic cigarettes have exploded in popularity in recent years, and they now comprise a $1.5 billion market that’s expected to grow nearly 25 percent by 2018, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics Julius B. Richmond Center of Excellence. In 2015, ten percent of...

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5 Activities to Keep Your Teen Off Drugs

5 Activities to Keep Your Teen Off Drugs

Parenting is fraught with uncertainty. We want to keep our teens safe, but we can’t be by their side every minute of the day helping them make the right choices. While the bad news is that according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 13 percent of eighth graders, 30 percent...

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