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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.

Therapeutic boarding schools: Helping teens fight big addictions

Therapeutic boarding schools: Helping teens fight big addictions

October 19th, 2016

When you’ve tried to help your teen tackle a serious addiction problem and nothing ever worked…should you try a therapeutic boarding school? Find out more in this article.

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.

3 Talking to your college-aged children about alcohol and marijuana

Talking to your college-aged children about alcohol and marijuana

August 1st, 2016

Alcohol and marijuana use is prevalent among college students. How can you address it from home and before your child goes off to college? More here.

2 Is teenage drug use on the rise?

Is teenage drug use on the rise?

April 19th, 2016

Has teenage drug use increased? Not exactly. While prevention initiatives may be helping, there remain some trends that parents must remain watchful about. More on trends in teen drug use 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 identify teenage drug use

How to identify teenage drug use

March 21st, 2016

As parents, what kinds of body language cues should we be looking for to signal drug use? More here on ways to identify drug use in your teenager.

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.

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.

Teens and the difference between prescription drug use vs. abuse

Teens and the difference between prescription drug use vs. abuse

September 19th, 2015

How can you teach your teen the difference between therapeutic use of RX drugs and problem drug use? By learning the distinction yourself. A practical guide here.

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