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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 13, 2021

Driving & Marijuana: Myths and Misconceptions 

  “Friends don’t let friends drive drunk.”  We all remember this slogan, which was coined at the launch of the Drunk Driving Campaign in the 1980s. Since […]
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 4, 2021

Teens and Nicotine Addiction 

    In 2019, almost 2,500 Americans were hospitalized with respiratory illnesses and another 52 individuals died from vaping. Many of the injured were teens whom had to be hospitalized and breathe on ventilators or stay in […]
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 17, 2021

Opioids 

    Since the onslaught of COVID-19, the U.S. has seen unprecedented changes, particularly in the rise of opioid use. At least 30 states have reported increases in opioid-related mortalities or […]
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 […]
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