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June 16, 2021

Underage Drinking and the Law

Underage drinking can be detrimental to a child’s future in so many different ways, which is why there are such strict rules and regulations in place […]
June 7, 2021

Alcohol and Drugs Magnify Suicide Risk

  Parents often ignore teen drinking, dismissing it as a rite of passage, but drinking alcohol puts people of all ages at greater risk for suicide. […]
May 29, 2021

Delaying The First Sip

The PATS study also indicates that youth are starting to drink at a younger age with about 10 percent of nine-year-olds reporting they had consumed more […]
May 20, 2021

Drug Use Opens Door to Addiction

One of the most prevalent addictions in older kids is drugs and alcohol. Addiction can occur with any mood-altering substance, and the faster it takes effect, […]
May 11, 2021

Bad Habit or Addiction

  Bad Habit or Addiction: How to Tell the Difference  “Addictions rarely happen suddenly, unless it’s something like heroin,” says Nowinski. “Generally, they creep up on […]
May 2, 2021

Alcohol Poisoning 

  Alcohol is the forbidden fruit that every teen wants to eat, so the more parents tell them they can’t have it the more they crave […]
April 23, 2021

10 Refusal Skills For Teens

Just Say No   Every day, teens are faced with situations in which they’re pressured to do something risky, unhealthy or, worse, illegal. Unfortunately, many teens […]
April 14, 2021

Saying No: The College Years

  To help parents understand the importance and impact of teaching their college-aged child to say no, we asked Aaron D. Krasnow, Ph.D., Associate Vice President […]
April 5, 2021

Teen Talk

Can’t Afford to Follow   I heard the same things from my new friends at middle school nearly every day. “Let’s skip school today. Let’s smoke […]
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