Why would you kids experiment with crack? Peer pressure, euphoria, and increases in sociability and self-confidence. But, crack use comes with serious side effects. We explore more here.
Behaviors fluctuate in adolescence. However, there are key signs of drug use that should trigger ACTION! More here on 7 common signs of teen drug use and what to do about them.
If you suspect that your teen may be smoking marijuana, here’s a few steps you should take to make sure that s/he does not face the consequences of becoming a chronic user.
It’s better to help your child learn how to address the underlying reasons for why they abuse alcohol…than to punish them for underage drinking. More on what to do if your teen shows signs of drinking issues…here.
Adolescent suicidal behaviors and substance use are disturbingly common and may be related. This is an extremely practical guide for parents of teenagers who have attempted suicide. Step-by-step suggestions on what to do next.
If you are wondering how to help a teen with anger issues, here are some great ways to teach your teen successful anger management skills.
A look into the connection and linkages between substance use disorder and mental illness…plus the call for proper diagnosis and treatment. From expect Contributor, Dr. Jeff Nalin, Psy.D.
Is stress causing your teen to look for ways to cope? More here on the physiological actions behind stress and how to lessen its impacts. For parents and teens!
Six (6) practical tips to keep your teen safe from Rx painkillers and addiction. Learn how to mitigate the risks here.
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.