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3 Signs That Your Teen Is Hiding an Addiction

3 Signs That Your Teen Is Hiding an Addiction

February 20th, 2019

Unusual odors, bloodshot eyes, or problems with coordination can indicate a teen addiction. More on the physical, emotional, and social signs of a problem here.

Treatment Options for Youth Diagnosed with Substance Addictions

Treatment Options for Youth Diagnosed with Substance Addictions

January 19th, 2019

In this article, weexplore just what substances teens use. Then, we look at the direct interventions that can save your teen’s life

How to Be Sure Your Teen Is Partying Safely this New Year

How to Be Sure Your Teen Is Partying Safely this New Year

December 19th, 2018

How can your teen stay safe while celebrating the New Year? Learn how you can support their safety as they struggle with peer pressure. More here.

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.

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