10 Parenting Tips for Raising a Healthy Teen

Here’s some great advice for raising a healthy, happy teen, from Muir Wood: Be an engaged and hands-on parent to your kids. Discuss your family values and expectations about alcohol and substance use. Empower your children with facts to make good choices. Ensure they know the effects of alcohol and drugs on brain development, the… Continue reading 10 Parenting Tips for Raising a Healthy Teen

Alcohol Awareness – Help for Today, Hope For Tomorrow

April is Alcohol Awareness Month which is an awareness campaign sponsored by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD).  For almost 30 years, this month-long event has worked to increase awareness about alcoholism and other alcohol related issues.   As it has for the past few years, this year’s campaign focuses on the… Continue reading Alcohol Awareness – Help for Today, Hope For Tomorrow

Do You Know the Drugs of This Generation? Part 2

When it comes to helping teens avoid illicit drugs, while knowledge is power for parents, not knowing can be dangerous for your teen.  As part of National Drug Facts Week, parents can test their drug IQ by taking the 2014 National Drug IQ Challenge and then read on to learn more about the drugs that belong… Continue reading Do You Know the Drugs of This Generation? Part 2

Do You Know the Drugs of This Generation? Part 1

Each generation of teenagers has their own music, their own heroes, and unfortunately, their own drugs.  This can put parents at a disadvantage.  Today’s parents might be familiar with the drugs of their day like cocaine, marijuana, and heroin.  But would they know that the topics was drugs if they overheard their teenager talking to… Continue reading Do You Know the Drugs of This Generation? Part 1

The Legalization of Marijuana: An Interview with Jan

How has the legalization of marijuana in states like Colorado impacted adolescents?  What I hear from many adolescents  is now that it’s legalized in some states for medicinal purposes and for recreational purposes in two states, there is a perception that it’s safe to use and that there are  no real negative effects of this drug. Though… Continue reading The Legalization of Marijuana: An Interview with Jan

5 Signs Your Teen is Using Drugs

If there is one thing that happens in all teens it’s that once in awhile they can be moody and rebellious and it can feel like their personality is shifting from one person to another.  This can make if difficult for parents to see the signs that something is wrong.  But many teenagers who are struggling with… Continue reading 5 Signs Your Teen is Using Drugs

How to Help Keep Teens from Smoking

On November 21st people all across the country will take the Great American Smoke-out challenge and choose to spend an entire day smoke-free.  If you have ever been a smoker, you know just how hard it can be to go without smoking even for 24 hours.  This event, even for those families without smokers, offers… Continue reading How to Help Keep Teens from Smoking

Parent Alert: What Drugs Teens are Doing Might Surprise You

Keeping up with today’s teenagers is hard work.  You would think that with cell phones, Facebook, email, voicemail, and Twitter, parents would have an easier time that ever knowing what their teens like, who their friends are, and what they are up to on their own time.  Unfortunately, all this connectedness hasn’t really helped parents… Continue reading Parent Alert: What Drugs Teens are Doing Might Surprise You

Let’s Make April Alcohol Free

April is Alcohol Awareness Month, and this year the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependency (NCADD) has chosen underage drinking as the focus for the annual awareness campaign.  This is a pervasive problem that can have catastrophic, life-long consequences for our nation’s youth.  The statistics are shocking and show that our children are using… Continue reading Let’s Make April Alcohol Free

Adolescent Substance Abuse: What Parents Need to Know

Overview No matter what statistics you look at, it’s clear that substance abuse by adolescents is a major public health concern.  Although recent years have seen the percent of adolescents who are abusing substances level off, there are some disturbing trends in which teenagers are using and how early they are starting to use.  When… Continue reading Adolescent Substance Abuse: What Parents Need to Know

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