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adolescent substance abuse

Help! My Underage Teen is Drinking! What Should Parents Do?

Help! My Underage Teen is Drinking! What Should Parents Do?

August 11th, 2018

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.

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.

Helping a Teen Caught Up in the Opioid Epidemic

Helping a Teen Caught Up in the Opioid Epidemic

July 6th, 2018

There are things a parent can do to help teens cope with prescription painkillers. If you’re looking for advice, here are some actions you can take…TODAY!

Teen Anger Management | Managing Emotions in Addiction Recovery

Teen Anger Management | Managing Emotions in Addiction Recovery

June 25th, 2018

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.

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.

Is Vaping Bad for Teens?

Is Vaping Bad for Teens?

May 17th, 2018

Yes, vaping can damage developing bodies. More here on the recent discoveries, the differences between cigarettes and vapes…as well as steps parents can take to talk with their teens openly about vaping.

Understanding How Stress Contributes to Addiction in Teens

Understanding How Stress Contributes to Addiction in Teens

April 30th, 2018

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!

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