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​The Increase in Alternative Tobacco and Vaping in Teens

​The Increase in Alternative Tobacco and Vaping in Teens

July 8th, 2018

Vaping is on the rise among teens. What are the harm, and how can we help teens to stop vaping? Taylor Jacobson answers here.

2 ​Trends in Popular Drugs Among Teens

​Trends in Popular Drugs Among Teens

June 9th, 2018

A look at drug use trends and the five classes of drugs teens experiment with: alcohol, opioids, synthetics, marijuana, and hallucinigens.

5 Teen Behaviors That MAY NOT Lead to Drug Addiction

5 Teen Behaviors That MAY NOT Lead to Drug Addiction

May 18th, 2018

A look at healthy teen behaviors vs. unhealthy…and just how video gaming, late nights up, and rebellion MAY NOT be associated to addiction as strongly as we once thought. Plus, a call to parents to “flip your focus” and the 3 keys to developing character that every teen needs.

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.

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.

1 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.

1 Playing the Self-Blame Game: Am I responsible for my teen's addiction?

Playing the Self-Blame Game: Am I responsible for my teen’s addiction?

January 23rd, 2017

When dealing with addiction, it doesn’t help to think about what you did wrong as a parent. Instead, read here about proactive ways you can help your teen in addiction recovery.

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.

How much do you know about the Rx addiction crisis in teens?

How much do you know about the Rx addiction crisis in teens?

September 14th, 2016

Over 100 teens per hour, that is about 2,500 per day, abuse prescription medications for the first time in their lives. We outline the significant statistics and what can parents do about it, here.

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