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Booze on Campus: The Problem of College Drinking & Why It’s Bad

Booze on Campus: The Problem of College Drinking & Why It’s Bad

September 19th, 2018

Using your age as an excuse to binge drink is misleading, toxic, and dangerous. This article takes a deeper look into the American culture of drinking on campus…and what it REALLY does to you.

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

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.

Are Teen Addiction Rates Really Rising?

Are Teen Addiction Rates Really Rising?

February 11th, 2018

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.

What to Do When Your Kid Does Drugs: 3 Ways to Take Action

What to Do When Your Kid Does Drugs: 3 Ways to Take Action

December 22nd, 2017

You’ve found evidence your child has been using. What do you do? Here are the first three (3) ways any parent can take action. More from Dr. Laurence M. Westreich, M.D. and author of A Parent’s Guide to Teen Addiction here.

Why You Should Talk About Drugs with Your Daughters

Why You Should Talk About Drugs with Your Daughters

November 9th, 2017

Young women are using drugs earlier than ever before. Parents! A look at why girls are turning to drugs and what you can do about it. Read on for more on prevention.

2 How to Talk to Your High School and College Aged Kids About Drugs and Alcohol

How to Talk to Your High School and College Aged Kids About Drugs and Alcohol

September 5th, 2017

Are you prepared for ongoing talks with your kid about drugs and alcohol? Really good advice on how to get started: what tone to use, what content to discuss, and how to be sure that your message gets through.

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.

1 Playing the Self-Blame Game: Am I responsible for my teen's addiction?

Playing the Self-Blame Game: Am I responsible for my teen’s addiction?

January 23rd, 2017

When dealing with addiction, it doesn’t help to think about what you did wrong as a parent. Instead, read here about proactive ways you can help your teen in addiction recovery.

How much do you know about the Rx addiction crisis in teens?

How much do you know about the Rx addiction crisis in teens?

September 14th, 2016

Over 100 teens per hour, that is about 2,500 per day, abuse prescription medications for the first time in their lives. We outline the significant statistics and what can parents do about it, here.

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