Children traumatized by sexual abuse often report feelings of shame, terror, depression, and guilt. Sadly, blame themselves for the abuse, but drugs only provide temporary relief.
What makes a teen try marijuana? Looking for a single reason is like looking for a needle in a haystack.
According to the 2016 Monitoring the Future (MTF) survey, drug use rates are at their lowest since the 1990s.
How should you handle a child’s expulsion from school due to drug or alcohol possession?
As teens get ready for prom night, parents need to take a look at the latest, sobering information.
Regardless of spring break destination, many students are on the verge of making decisions that’ll be reckless – and potentially fatal.
There is no way around it, adolescence is hard. Growing up in the world we live in isn’t easy. Today’s youth are faced with many complex and difficult decisions, like whether or not to experiment with drugs. Researchers tell us the risk of drug abuse increases greatly during times of transition, and what is a […]
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There comes a time in a teen’s life where he or she is faced with the single decision to take a drug. Oftentimes the power of that one decision is underestimated. Some teens are able to say no and others can’t resist the urge and give in to temptation. The key question is what makes […]
Thanks to a recent report released by the CDC, we now know just how deeply entrenched our nation has become in heroin abuse and addiction.
Over the last 25 years, we’ve seen a number of anti-drug PSAs on television. Odds are you can recall an anti-drug ad from your childhood that made an impact, and possibly made you think twice about using drugs.
While summer brings a lot of anticipated fun and excitement, it’s also one of the most deadly times of the year for teens who drink and drive.
Can modern marketing tactics used by the alcohol industry ultimately influence the consumption rate and curiosity among teenagers?
The dangers of excessive alcohol consumption are very real. Educating yourself about these alcohol-related dangers will serve as a sold source of defense.
The bed is disheveled, the mattress is exposed, candy wrappers cover a book that has never been opened, an empty soda can sits on a desk scattered with highlighters…
She waited for the door knob to turn so she would know that her son had made it home safely. She had tried everything in her power to save him from his own demise.
Sixteen-year-old Isaiah had a deep love for his dad, despite his father’s problem with alcohol. He desperately wanted his father to stop drinking, but time and time again…
According to the 2014 Monitoring the Future survey, substance use is down among American teenagers. But, what’s with their laid-back attitude toward marijuana?
Designer drug sales are rising and our youth are experimenting with the cheap high these products promise to deliver. Here are the synthetic facts every parent should know.
Social hosting refers to adults who knowingly or unknowingly host underage drinking parties on their property. With social hosting it doesn’t matter who supplies the booze…
Are teenagers resorting to substances to help self-medicate or take the edge off of their anxiety? If so, it is a dangerous decision that comes with long-term consequences.