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How to Keep Your Teen Safe from Prescription Painkillers

How to Keep Your Teen Safe from Prescription Painkillers

March 27th, 2018

Six (6) practical tips to keep your teen safe from Rx painkillers and addiction. Learn how to mitigate the risks here.

Are Teen Addiction Rates Really Rising?

Are Teen Addiction Rates Really Rising?

February 11th, 2018

Yes, addiction rates are on the rise across the U.S. Still, conflicting information in recent months might underscore the risk of addiction for teens. More on how to put addiction statistics in perspective here. Plus, what every parent should know about protecting their teen’s health.

Parenting an Addict? How to Change Tactics Gracefully

Parenting an Addict? How to Change Tactics Gracefully

February 9th, 2018

How can you change tactics when one approach is not working for your child? Some good, quick advice for parenting an addict here.

The Difference Between Addiction and Normal Teen Behavior

The Difference Between Addiction and Normal Teen Behavior

January 19th, 2018

Is it time to seek treatment for your child, or not?  Learn about the differences between normal teen behavior and teenage drug or alcohol addiction here, with a section for your questions at the end.

What to Do When Your Kid Does Drugs: 3 Ways to Take Action

What to Do When Your Kid Does Drugs: 3 Ways to Take Action

December 22nd, 2017

You’ve found evidence your child has been using. What do you do? Here are the first three (3) ways any parent can take action. More from Dr. Laurence M. Westreich, M.D. and author of A Parent’s Guide to Teen Addiction here.

How to Talk to Teens About Legal Marijuana

How to Talk to Teens About Legal Marijuana

September 9th, 2017

Why do we avoid talking with our kids about weed? And how can we frame the conversation? More here on understanding how to open up the conversation about marijuana with your teen. Plus, 4 basic guidelines on how to do it.

2 How to Talk to Your High School and College Aged Kids About Drugs and Alcohol

How to Talk to Your High School and College Aged Kids About Drugs and Alcohol

September 5th, 2017

Are you prepared for ongoing talks with your kid about drugs and alcohol? Really good advice on how to get started: what tone to use, what content to discuss, and how to be sure that your message gets through.

1 Data mining to predict addiction in teens

Data mining to predict addiction in teens

August 9th, 2017

How can we use technology to help predict (and prevent) addiction? An interesting perspective with ideas on how to get ahead of substance abuse, before it even happens.

Why You Need to Drug Test Your Teenager Even If You Don’t Really Want To

Why You Need to Drug Test Your Teenager Even If You Don’t Really Want To

July 1st, 2017

Discover 6 reasons how drug testing your teenage son or daughter can be an effective strategy for preventing drug use.

PTSD in adolescents: 8 events that might influence PTSD

PTSD in adolescents: 8 events that might influence PTSD

June 16th, 2017

Learn more about what influences PTSD in teenagers. Then, explore the 8 more common causes of this disorder in adolescents. Finally, we invite your feedback at the end.

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