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Here’s What Parents Should Know About Teen Crack Cocaine Use

Here’s What Parents Should Know About Teen Crack Cocaine Use

November 11th, 2018

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.

1 Is Your Teen Smoking Pot? Here’s 5 Next Steps to Take

Is Your Teen Smoking Pot? Here’s 5 Next Steps to Take

September 24th, 2018

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.

Hey Teens! Is Cannabis Bad for Your Brain or Mental Health?

Hey Teens! Is Cannabis Bad for Your Brain or Mental Health?

August 6th, 2018

With marijuana becoming legal in states across the nation, people are taking up a new perspective. What was once considered a dangerous narcotic is now finding positive light in medical use. But can cannabis harm the brain and associated mental health? More here.

8 Steps to Take After a Teen Suicide Attempt

8 Steps to Take After a Teen Suicide Attempt

July 25th, 2018

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.

​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.

Parenting an Addict? How to Change Tactics Gracefully

Parenting an Addict? How to Change Tactics Gracefully

February 9th, 2018

How can you change tactics when one approach is not working for your child? Some good, quick advice for parenting an addict here.

The Difference Between Addiction and Normal Teen Behavior

The Difference Between Addiction and Normal Teen Behavior

January 19th, 2018

Is it time to seek treatment for your child, or not?  Learn about the differences between normal teen behavior and teenage drug or alcohol addiction here, with a section for your questions at the end.

1 Data mining to predict addiction in teens

Data mining to predict addiction in teens

August 9th, 2017

How can we use technology to help predict (and prevent) addiction? An interesting perspective with ideas on how to get ahead of substance abuse, before it even happens.

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