In the past, research has been able to identify risk factors in children that correlate with an increased risk for alcohol and drug abuse. Some of these conditions include a lack of parental supervision, early aggressive behavior, and poverty. Now, a new study has discovered another risk factor: being transgender. The Chapman Study The results […]Read more
Now that kids are back in school, it is perfectly understandable for parents to feel a bit of relief. Instead of moms and dads tending to their children nearly 24/7 during the summer, teachers will be educating and entertaining them. Coaches and activity instructors will be training them. Classmates will be tempting, coercing, and pressuring […]Read more
It is the news that no parent wants to hear. Your teenage child has been arrested on drug charges or has been found by the police while he or she was high on drugs, impaired by alcohol, or both. While this may be a setback for your teen, it is not the end of the […]Read more
Entering a teen drug rehab program is an enormous step and a positive one. It can feel intimidating, but that feeling soon passes. Before long, you will settle in and begin to feel more comfortable. You will get sober and you will learn vital skills for managing addiction. You will also meet other teens with […]Read more
The risk of teen drug overdose death is again on the rise. Young men and women are especially at risk of suffering an accidental opioid overdose. After a period of decline between 2007 and 2014, the rate of overdose deaths in teens again spiked by 35 percent by 2015. For young men, the rate is […]Read more
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