September 22, 2017

What Do I Do With My Child?

College can be an exciting time for many young adults; it is where they experience many firsts, including a new lifestyle, friends, roommates, exposure to new […]
September 22, 2017

I’m Not Broken

If modern medicine does one thing well, it’s making labels for human conditions. There are many new syndromes and diseases, many new pills and treatments. Well, […]
August 9, 2017

TWO YEARS FOR A LIFE WORTH LIVING

My experience here at the John Volken Academy (JVA) has been in many ways the hardest and best experience I have had in my whole life. […]
June 21, 2017

Hope Floats through drug addiction

Drug addiction is a scary thing. I remember sitting in class when as a kid and listening to the traumatic stories about what drug addiction did […]
April 20, 2017

Prescription Drugs were my Gateway

  It started with prescription drugs. Pills were my answer to every problem. If I was tired, I took a pill. If I couldn’t sleep, I […]
March 29, 2017

Responding to Drug Use

Talking to your child about the pressures of drug use is key to prevention, however you may have found that they have already tried drugs. If […]
March 16, 2017

The Oxycodone Trap

The scenario is all too familiar. Your son or daughter experiences an injury and immediately, your parental instincts kick in. A Rolodex of their facial expressions […]
March 7, 2017
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Edible Marijuana

With medical marijuana now legal in 20 states and recreational marijuana use legalized in some, edible marijuana is becoming more and more popular. Users are cooking […]
March 6, 2017

Let’s Talk Drugs: What’s Out There?

Have you ever overheard your teen talking about a student at school trying a drug? Have they mentioned a drug that you have never heard of […]