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How Sleep Is Connected to Teens’ Risk of Addiction

How Sleep Is Connected to Teens’ Risk of Addiction

November 17th, 2018

Teens need between 8-10 hours of sleep per night. Not only is sleep deprivation connected to addiction … it can be a sign of it. More on what parents can do for their growing kids here.

Horse Riding as Therapy in Addiction Treatment

Horse Riding as Therapy in Addiction Treatment

October 29th, 2018

Equine therapy shifts your focus from internal to external needs. During sessions, you will bond with a horse, help care for their needs, feed them, brush them, saddle them, clean their stall, ride them and otherwise become connected to the animal on a deeper level. More on how it can help here.

Technology: A Dangerous Addiction For Teens?

Technology: A Dangerous Addiction For Teens?

September 26th, 2018

Most of us shrug off tech addiction as a cultural or generational divide. However, technology addiction is real! And it can cause true problems for your teen. A guide to definitions and what you can do to help your teen here.

How to Break the Cycle of Substance Abuse and Depression in Teens

How to Break the Cycle of Substance Abuse and Depression in Teens

August 9th, 2018

A look at the connection between mood disorders and addiction. Often, one feeds the other. But which came first? Plus, a simple 5-step process for making sure you get the treatment that you need.

1 Marijuana’s Street Names and Nicknames | A Guide for Parents of Teens

Marijuana’s Street Names and Nicknames | A Guide for Parents of Teens

July 9th, 2018

A table outlining the more common synonyms for marijuana, weed, THC, hash … etc. Plus, a list of common symptoms of the use of marijuana and ideas on how you can address marijuana abuse in teens

​The Increase in Alternative Tobacco and Vaping in Teens

​The Increase in Alternative Tobacco and Vaping in Teens

July 8th, 2018

Vaping is on the rise among teens. What are the harm, and how can we help teens to stop vaping? Taylor Jacobson answers here.

2 ​Trends in Popular Drugs Among Teens

​Trends in Popular Drugs Among Teens

June 9th, 2018

A look at drug use trends and the five classes of drugs teens experiment with: alcohol, opioids, synthetics, marijuana, and hallucinigens.

5 Teen Behaviors That MAY NOT Lead to Drug Addiction

5 Teen Behaviors That MAY NOT Lead to Drug Addiction

May 18th, 2018

A look at healthy teen behaviors vs. unhealthy…and just how video gaming, late nights up, and rebellion MAY NOT be associated to addiction as strongly as we once thought. Plus, a call to parents to “flip your focus” and the 3 keys to developing character that every teen needs.

2 ​The Reality of Underage Drinking

​The Reality of Underage Drinking

April 8th, 2018

A look at recent statistics and the issue of drinking under the age of 21. A section with signs of a problem…and how to address teen drinking. More insight into the realities here.

1 Discussing Opioids with Your Teenager

Discussing Opioids with Your Teenager

March 25th, 2018

A brief guide for how to discuss painkillers and their misuse with teens.

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