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February 19, 2021

Five things to teen-proof your home 

  When you’re children were little, you kept them safe by covering outlets and using childproof locks. Now that your kids are teens, it’s still important […]
February 15, 2021

Body Image, Self-Esteem and Drugs 

The joys of being around a pre-adolescent, twirl-with-happiness tween are short-lived these days. Gone are the early days of blissful contentment with a perfectly imperfect body, […]
February 10, 2021

Idle Minds, Unhealthy Choices 

  “Hey, can you take me to the mall?”   “Can I borrow the car?”  “I’m bored. I need something to do!”  Oftentimes, we feel like our teens are […]
February 1, 2021

Don’t Let Drugs Hijack Your Teen’s Passions

Adolescence is a pivotal time when important social and intellectual skills develop. According to the National Institute of Drug Abuse, by the time they are seniors in high school, almost […]
January 23, 2021

Genetics and Teen Drug Abuse 

  While drug and alcohol problems often seem to develop at random during adolescence, environment and family history both play a larger role than most parents […]
January 14, 2021

Clean Break

If you were to ask any high school or college student what the highlight of their school year is, the answer is sure to be spring […]
January 1, 2021

The Anatomy of Addiction

Alcohol: The Anatomy of Addiction   It’s everywhere—at family birthdays and holiday parties, sporting events and at dinner tables across the country. Society’s message is clear: […]
December 11, 2020

Underage Drinking in High School

Underage Drinking in High School Once a teen enters high school and college, the risk of alcohol abuse is at its peak. An alarming trend among […]
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 […]
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