Social media engagement releases dopamine which can get young teen brains hooked on likes, shares, and number of friends. How does the trauma from NOT getting these forms of gratification lead to anxiety and depression? More, here.
The internet is a world of opportunity… but of many dangers, also. So, how can you protect your teen from the real risks of the web? More here.
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.
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.
How can parents recognize if their child abuses prescription drugs? A description of the signs that parents can look for in their children…and a section for your questions at the end.
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.
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.
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.
Is your teenager struggling with both addiction and depression? Learn how you can help them here.
Looking for some wisdom to pass on to a teen? Three (3) pieces of advice from addicts who’ve been there.