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​The Reality of Underage Drinking

​The Reality of Underage Drinking

April 8th, 2018

A look at recent statistics and the issue of drinking under the age of 21. A section with signs of a problem…and how to address teen drinking. More insight into the realities here.

How to Keep Your Teen Safe from Prescription Painkillers

How to Keep Your Teen Safe from Prescription Painkillers

March 27th, 2018

Six (6) practical tips to keep your teen safe from Rx painkillers and addiction. Learn how to mitigate the risks here.

1 Discussing Opioids with Your Teenager

Discussing Opioids with Your Teenager

March 25th, 2018

A brief guide for how to discuss painkillers and their misuse with teens.

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.

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