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Things I Wish I Knew In High School*

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*Taken from a PowerPoint by Jordon Hillhouse from the CADCA National Leadership Forum 



-The world is a tough place. About .08% of high school football players make it to the NFL. That's 800 out of 1 million. 1 in 7 million win an Oscar. There's a 1 in 175 million chance of winning the lottery. 

-Hard work is hard! Many people fresh out of college expect to be the CEO. It doesn't work that way. Experience is the big teacher.

Binge drinking impairs immune system

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Binge drinking is defined by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism as drinking enough to reach or exceed a blood alcohol content of .08, which is also the legal limit for driving. This level is usually achieved after four drinks for women or five drinks for men, consumed over 2 hours.

Another sports professional caught with illegal substances...

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As history supports, professional athletes have had a bad reputation with illegal substances and not only that but most of the time, there is an inability to take responsibility for their actions. In the news this month is Alex Rodriguez (A-Rod). Rodriguez is a famous major league baseball player for the New York Yankees. He has recently been suspended for most of the 2014 baseball season, sitting out 162 games of the 183 game series. Losing $22,131,147 of his $25 million contract, he will still be paid $3 million for the games he is able to play.

Focusing on Sobriety

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Drugs are such a prevalent topic in today's society. Between seeing articles in the local newspaper, hearing a story on the evening news about all the states that are considering the legalization of marijuana and a media outlet telling us about our favorite celebrities going back to rehab; we are constantly surrounded by talk about drugs.