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Only you can make the decision not to use tobacco, alcohol or drugs. This Web site is designed to give you the facts about tobacco, alcohol and drug use in Columbia. It will also provide you with resources to find factual information about the effects of alcohol and drugs, real stories from teenagers like yourself and answer any questions you might have.

Recent Posts:

The car that will give parents ‘report cards’ on their teen drivers

When General Motors rolls out its new Chevrolet Malibu later this year, it will come with an added bonus for parents of teen drivers: An extra set of eyes for when their young drivers take the wheel.

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Cottage Grove teen lobbies for those with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder

Recent high school graduate Gary Riege is a science and math whiz. He’s also a Star Wars fanatic, avid computer science techie and Advanced Placement student. He’s soft spoken, but he has big ideas, especially when it comes to bringing awareness to fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) and the need for more educational opportunities.

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Teens go undercover to fight smoking

Teens may be their own secret weapon in the fight to stop youth smoking.

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