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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.

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.

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.

Parents, rejoice! A new nicotine “eating" anti-smoking drug is in the works

Parents, rejoice! A new nicotine “eating” anti-smoking drug is in the works

August 18th, 2016

Is your teenage daughter or son experimenting with cigarettes? Scientists are researching a new nicotine-eating enzyme and say it can be used for smoking prevention and cessation.

Prescription drug abuse prevention starts at home

Prescription drug abuse prevention starts at home

June 27th, 2016

The majority of prescription drugs diverted for illicit use come from residential medicine cabinets. How can you safety-proof your home? Simple steps 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.

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.

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