The teen years are filled with questions. What type of person am I? What do I want to do with my life? etc. Teens are constantly exploring what life is and what it offers to them. As a result they may engage from time to time in risky behaviors but we shouldn’t look at it […]
You know how we always talk about the importance of family dinners and the conversations that occur at them. As you know, talking to your children in a non judgmental manner creates an atmosphere where a variety of topics can be discussed which will, in turn, strengthen the bond between you and your child. Well, […]
At one time or another, we as parents of a teen, wonder why they do what they do sometimes. We also know now that the brain is in its developmental stages during the teen years which can explain some of the risk taking behaviors that teens engage in. Click here to look at a comprehensive […]
It should come as no surprise that the vast majority of heroin users have used marijuana (and many other drugs) not only long before they used heroin but while they are using heroin. Like nearly all people with substance abuse problems, most heroin users initiated their drug use early in their teens, usually beginning with alcohol […]
I think it’s safe to say that blame for the opioid epidemic can fall squarely on the shoulders of drug manufacturers, who touted its strong pain relief without fear of addiction. Well we see how true that was. Well there is another drug out now called Gabapentin which is causing another problem. Click here to […]
Are we , as a nation, getting ready to embrace and legalize marijuana as a recreational drug? What factors will come into play to make this a reality? Click here to read an interesting article on this subject.
As we know, the newest technology for vaping is the Juul. It is small and compact and as such easily hidden from view.Teens are using them to vape. Click here to find out more.
‘Tis the season for sharing important messages to our young people about alcohol by Emily Moser The holiday season is here. With it come gatherings with family and friends. For a segment of parents, these get-togethers are a time to enjoy a glass of wine or other favorite beverage from the bar. For others, imbibing […]
Monitoring the Future is an annual survey of 8th, 10th, and 12th graders conducted by researchers at the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, under a grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, part of the National Institutes of Health. Since 1975, the survey has measured how teens report […]
The Holiday break is perfect for spending some quality time with your kids. Doing things as a family can definitely help your communication skills with your children and it can bring you closer as a group. Also, it’s a lot of fun! Here are ten suggestions: Try one or try them all but remember the […]