Putnam CTC

Marijuana and its Effect on Young People

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Marijuana is a hot topic these days due to the large number of states that have legalized it either medically or recreationally. New York has a limited medical use which deals just with oils and not the smokeable plant. However, because of these laws many young people do not perceive any risk in smoking “weed”. […]

Getting Back Into a Routine


Summer is almost gone and school is about to begin. During the summer months we tend to relax the rules a bit and schedules are much more fluid.  But when school starts, we need to get back to structure and routines – not only for such things as curfews, bedtimes, etc but equally important should […]

The Non-Opioid Problem

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With all the talk surrounding  the opioid “epidemic”, parents may overlook another potential opportunity their teen may have to abuse a controlled substance.  It revolves around ADD and ADHD medications – Ritalin and Adderall.  Some teens call it the “study drug” while others use it lose weight or just for extra boost of energy. Either […]

Summertime Can Be A Dangerous Time For Teens


Summertime is fun time, right? No school, nice weather, free time to hang out with your friends, no curfew. The list goes on and on, but summertime can be a dangerous time for some teens. Click here to read an excellent article that not only spells out the dangers but provides good sound advice to […]