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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.

Enabling Parenting Practices: Dealing with Teen Rebellion to Prevent Addiction

Enabling Parenting Practices: Dealing with Teen Rebellion to Prevent Addiction

December 14th, 2017

More on good parenting practices to avoid pitfalls that occur in normal teenage development cycles.

Why You Should Talk About Drugs with Your Daughters

Why You Should Talk About Drugs with Your Daughters

November 9th, 2017

Young women are using drugs earlier than ever before. Parents! A look at why girls are turning to drugs and what you can do about it. Read on for more on prevention.

Can Bullying Lead to Drug Abuse? Yes!

Can Bullying Lead to Drug Abuse? Yes!

October 19th, 2017

Sadly, there is a strong connection between bullying and drug dependence. Knowing how to stop the cycle will help save children from falling prey to addiction. Here’s what parents need to know about bullying and drug dependence.

Teen Adderall Abuse: A Parent's Guide to Prevention and Treatment

Teen Adderall Abuse: A Parent’s Guide to Prevention and Treatment

September 25th, 2017

What’s the difference between normal Adderall use and a real drug problem? An inside look into teenage patterns of stimulant consumption with tips for parents whose children may already have a problem. More 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.

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