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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 30, 2020

Prevent Underage Drinking

Start Early and Ongoing When it comes to preventing underage drinking, research shows that early education is the best defense. Which is why if your child […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
July 15, 2020

The Tipping Point

  The Tipping Point  As with almost everything in life, there is a point when something beneficial has the potential to turn into something unhealthy. This […]
June 29, 2020

The Danger of Under-Diagnosis

  The danger of under-diagnosis and incomplete treatment  Despite research that clearly signifies a high correlation and close relationship between eating disorders and addictions, many parents […]
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