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August 24, 2020

Failure to Launch

“Failure to launch” is a term used to describe a situation in which a young person is unable to leave the protection of the parental home […]
August 7, 2020

Marijuana vs Alcohol

A common myth is that marijuana is less dangerous than alcohol.  “The misunderstanding stems from the fact that there is no reported overdose deaths from marijuana,” […]
August 3, 2020

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, […]
June 26, 2020

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 […]
June 24, 2020

Think Your Child May Be Using Drugs?

Signs of the Times Think your child or teen may be using drugs? The following behaviors can be warning signs of problems related to alcohol or […]
June 5, 2020

Genetics and Addiction

The Nature vs. Nurture Debate   Genetics, early life experiences and environmental factors all play a role in addiction.  “Roughly speaking, 50 percent of the contributors to […]
June 1, 2020

Addiction and Eating Disorders

  A toxic and often secret partnership    At school and in the media, school-aged youth are bombarded with unhealthy, unrealistic messages about being thin, popular, attractive, […]
May 15, 2020
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Drinking and Driving

Drinking and Driving– A Deadly Combination. The danger of driving while under the influence of alcohol is widely known. General awareness and stiffer laws have increased […]
February 27, 2020

One Toke Over The Line

(CHICAGO, IL)… As a society, we have faced and developed ways to test for and penalize those driving while under the influence of alcohol. Recently, we have […]
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