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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!