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teen drug use

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.

3 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.

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.

4 When teens don't want to talk about drug or alcohol abuse

When teens don’t want to talk about drug or alcohol abuse

January 27th, 2016

What can you do when you teen DOESN’T want to talk about drinking or drugs? Relax…it’s pretty normal. Guidelines on how to start a conversation here.

1 Local schools and teen exposure to drug addiction

Local schools and teen exposure to drug addiction

October 28th, 2015

Drug addictions can begin in public and private schools from middle school onward. So, how are schools addressing the problem? Stats on drug use and how suggestions for how parents can prevent drug use in teens here.

Teens and the difference between prescription drug use vs. abuse

Teens and the difference between prescription drug use vs. abuse

September 19th, 2015

How can you teach your teen the difference between therapeutic use of RX drugs and problem drug use? By learning the distinction yourself. A practical guide here.

Your teen and drug cocktails: A game of Russian Roulette

Your teen and drug cocktails: A game of Russian Roulette

August 23rd, 2015

If one drug is good, more must be better. WRONG! More here on trends in mixing drugs with other drugs and what you can do if your teen is showing signs of drug abuse.

3 Teen drug use in school

Teen drug use in school

May 23rd, 2015

Studies show that nearly 3 million teens are using drugs during the school day and the majority of teens report that they know which of their peers is selling drugs. More on this trend here.

2 Teens, peer pressure, and drug use

Teens, peer pressure, and drug use

March 29th, 2015

How can you help your teen stand up to peer pressure and to prevent drug use? Practical tips that you can start to use TODAY…more here!

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