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.
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Relating to your addicted son or daughter is possible when you put love first. The most important thing for parents of addicted children to remember? YOU ARE NOT ALONE… unless you choose to be. Read more about how to relate to your addicted son or daughter here.
Behaviors fluctuate in adolescence. However, there are key signs of drug use that should trigger ACTION! More here on 7 common signs of teen drug use and what to do about them.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.