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Has Snapchat, Facebook, and Instagram got you down? Depression and technology addiction in teens

Has Snapchat, Facebook, and Instagram got you down? Depression and technology addiction in teens

December 30th, 2016

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.

Internet access for teens? Block and talk for full protection

Internet access for teens? Block and talk for full protection

November 20th, 2016

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.

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.

2 How to recognize a prescription drug addict

How to recognize a prescription drug addict

September 3rd, 2016

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.

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.

1 Talking to your college-aged children about alcohol and marijuana

Talking to your college-aged children about alcohol and marijuana

August 1st, 2016

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.

2 Helping teens with addictions and depression: Therapies that work

Helping teens with addictions and depression: Therapies that work

June 13th, 2016

Is your teenager struggling with both addiction and depression? Learn how you can help them here.

1 Advice for teens about drug addiction recovery

Advice for teens about drug addiction recovery

May 21st, 2016

Looking for some wisdom to pass on to a teen? Three (3) pieces of advice from addicts who’ve been there.

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