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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.

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 Dont’s

Testing teenage drug use: Do’s and Dont’s

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.

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