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Teenage and adolescent sleeping problems: The connection to addiction

Teenage and adolescent sleeping problems: The connection to addiction

August 21st, 2016

Sleeping problems can feed addiction… or be caused by substance abuse. More here on the connection between sleep and addiction. Plus, tips for parents on educating yourself and your teen on best sleep practices.

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Helping teens with addictions and depression: Therapies that work

June 13th, 2016

Is your teenager struggling with both addiction and depression? Learn how you can help them here.

Addictions to Rx pain medication in teens: What parents need to know and what they can do

Addictions to Rx pain medication in teens: What parents need to know and what they can do

May 19th, 2016

Narcotic painkiller addiction is currently diagnosed in teenagers…which brings the risk of cross-addiction to heroin. More on prevention programs and what parents can do here.

Testing teenage drug use: Do’s and Don’ts

Testing teenage drug use: Do’s and Don’ts

April 6th, 2016

A review of best practices when considering drug testing your teen, with a basic explanation of how drug and alcohol testing works.

How to help my child with addiction

How to help my child with addiction

March 16th, 2016

Everything a parent should know about helping a teen begin the path to addiction recovery.

Prescription opioid addiction, mental health illness and treatment for teens

Prescription opioid addiction, mental health illness and treatment for teens

February 8th, 2016

A featured article from Dr. Lisa R. Fortuna, MD, MPH, expert on teen addiction who helps outline mental health issues for parents. Here, she considers the research on the social and neuro-developmental factors related to teen substance use disorders and mental health, and translates that into everyday language and practical recommendations.

ADHD and teen smoking: What parents should know

ADHD and teen smoking: What parents should know

January 8th, 2016

A featured article from Dr. Lisa R. Fortuna, MD, MPH, expert on teen addiction who helps outline mental health issues for parents. Here, she considers the research on the social and neuro-developmental factors related to teen substance use disorders and mental health, and translates that into everyday language and practical recommendations.

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