March’s Parenting Workshop will focus on substances of abuse and how they affect teen brain development. Presentation Led by Lindsey Millenbaugh, LPC Lindsey is a Licensed Professional Counselor with over ten years experience working with adolescents and young adults struggling with substance use disorders. RSVP is not required, however, much appreciated. 602.997.2880
Topic: Current Drug Trends affecting our KidsSpeaker: Jason Klarer, LAC, Licensed Associate Counselor -What are some common drugs your kids might be exposed to?-Is Marijuana really harmless?-How could you tell if there is a drug problem with your kid? Jason is a licensed counselor who specializes in substance abuse issues, mood disorders, co-occurring disorders (dual… Continue reading Free Parent Workshop! Current Drug Trends affecting our Kids
Did you know that almost 50% of high school seniors have tried an inhalant or illicit drug at least once in their lives? Here’s another alarming stat – more teenagers die from having abused prescription drugs than those who have used cocaine and heroin. Neither of these stats read well for teens growing up in… Continue reading Danger of Substance Abuse Among Teens is Acute and on the Rise
Unfortunately, teen substance abuse, including abuse related to prescription drugs, is a big problem currently. Parents may approach this in a variety of ways, some of which are more effective than others. Ineffective methods may only make things worse and cause unnecessary conflict between you and your teenager. So, if you suspect there is some substance… Continue reading 5 Ways to Approach Your Teen About Drug Abuse
The 2017 Monitoring the Future (MTF) study of drug use and attitudes among teens found that the use of illicit drugs other than marijuana is at its lowest level in over two decades. The figures are as follows: 8 percent among 8th graders. 4 percent among 10th graders. 3 percent among 12th graders. However, just… Continue reading Where Do Teens Get Drugs?
Drinking alcohol commonly begins in the teenage years. Alcohol has become an alarmingly common component of teenage and college parties. Unfortunately, underage drinking is on the rise because many teens are not waiting until they reach the legal drinking age of twenty-one. Many adolescents regard alcohol consumption as just a way to have a good… Continue reading Why do Teens and Young Adults Abuse Alcohol?
Summer is just around the corner and many parents worry about what they are going to do with their teenager to keep them out of trouble in the summer. Adolescence in and of itself comes with a greater likelihood of alcohol use, but there are some factors that increase the risk of a teen abusing… Continue reading Keep Your Teen Sober This Summer
Currently, recreational use of marijuana is legal in eight states plus the District of Columbia, with California the latest state to pass these changes. Teens will tell you that pot is easy to obtain and that “everybody” uses it. And, a National Institute on Drug Abuse study did conclude that marijuana usage is popular among… Continue reading Four Things I Wish Parents Knew About Pot
Many parents ask us how to tell if their teen has begun drinking or doing drugs. By taking careful note of your teen’s behavior and paying attention to a few key red flags, you can spot issues with drug use sooner rather than later. While you may not find drug paraphernalia in their room or… Continue reading Is Your Teen Using Drugs? Learn the Early Warning Signs
Across the country, we are seeing an increase in the number of states legalizing marijuana, a growing number of people abusing opioids, and an increase in the use of synthetic drugs. But, as a recent New York Times article states, drug use among teens has been on the decline. Apparently, this decrease has been growing… Continue reading Are Smartphones the New Drug for Teens?