Your child has probably been exposed to some anti-drug programs at school. And there is evidence to suggest that these messages are getting through to kids by preventing them from experimenting with drugs or alcohol at an early age. But is this type of instruction effective in the long-term? That is what a study conducted […]Read more
Parents have heard this before: when it comes to avoiding drugs, teenagers cite parental influence as a major factor. But how can today’s parents communicate the importance of abstention from drugs to their adolescent children? One new program believes that the answer is simple: start talking to teens about drugs. Ohio Wants Parents to “Start […]Read more
Under their apparent invincible and devil-may-care exterior, teenagers can be surprisingly perceptive and introspective about their lives. For example, while teens may consume alcohol and/or get drunk from time to time, they are not usually unaware of the potential for dependence or addiction. Sometimes, it just takes a specific event (like a classmate being hospitalized […]Read more
In many situations, “the more, the merrier” is an apt expression, but drug use is not one of them. Sadly, the lives of celebrities such as Heath Ledger, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Tom Petty, Cory Monteith, and even Elvis Presley were ended because of toxic combinations of medications and/or illicit drugs – not to mention the […]Read more
Some teens may think that if you did not buy it from a street dealer or swipe it from your parents’ liquor or medicine cabinets, then it must be okay to catch a buzz from one substance or another. That could not be further from the truth. Inhalants describe the class of household products which […]Read more
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