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December 30, 2020

Trauma and Substance Abuse

Trauma and Substance Abuse   As psychologists who work with adolescents, parents often ask us, “Why did my child get involved with drinking and/or drugs?” Teens commonly report they initiate drug […]
December 9, 2020

Door to Addiction

 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 […]
November 18, 2020

Dangers of Drugged Driving

  When we think of impaired or distracted driving among teens, we often think about alcohol or electronic activities like texting and driving. However, more than 11 million […]
October 28, 2020

Digital Drugs

  Forget the medical marijuana dispensaries popping up on every street corner in California and Colorado. There’s a new way kids are getting “high” and it’s called i-dosing, […]
October 7, 2020

Lean “sizzurp”

Lean “Lean,”“purple drank,”“sizzurp,”and“syrup” These are nicknames for a potentially lethal cough syrup concoction containing promethazine and codeine. The drink is made using prescription cough syrup (the […]
September 16, 2020

The Gateway Effect

The Gateway Effect Help your kids avoid the first step to drug use Gateway drugs, also known as entry drugs, are regarded as substances that can […]
August 26, 2020

Raising A Drug-Free Kid

  How early communication and detection are key in raising a drug-free kid. He may be trained as a neuroscientist, but Ruben Baler would make an […]
August 5, 2020

The Marijuana Myth

The Marijuana Myth  Michael Parker* asked his doctor to prescribe medical marijuana for his back pain. At first, he smoked only a couple times a week […]
July 17, 2020

‘Did You do Drugs?’

‘Did You do Drugs?’ At some point, the dreaded question – usually posed by middle school-age kids,but can come from any child’s mouth at any time […]
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