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December 30, 2020

Trauma and Substance Abuse

Trauma and Substance Abuse   As psychologists who work with adolescents, parents often ask us, “Why did my child get involved with drinking and/or drugs?” Teens commonly report they initiate drug […]
December 4, 2020

Mindfulness and Mental Health

  According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), in the U.S., roughly 18 percent of adults and 25 percent of children between 13 and 18 years […]
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,” […]
May 13, 2020

Butane Hash Oil

  Marijuana is the most commonly used and abused drug in the United States. And with teens, marijuana comes a close third after alcohol and tobacco. While marijuana use isn’t uncommon, over […]
October 1, 2018
dangers of vaping

The Dangers of Vaping

Two of my children started high school this past fall. I was surprised to learn that there is only one bathroom that my kids feel comfortable […]
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