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Top 5 Ways Parents Can Help Prevent Addiction in Teens

September 2nd, 2017

Parents have more control over whether their teen abuses substance or not. Did you know that research indicates that parents who drink alcohol or use drugs are more likely to have children who do the same? By simply being a positive role model, you demonstrate to your child that drugs and alcohol do not have […]

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Why the Impact of Drugs is Worse, and More Damaging, For Teens Than Adults

June 6th, 2016

It’s pretty well-known that teenagers are impulsive, emotional rather than logical, and tend to act without thinking of the long-term consequences of their actions. And when it comes to taking drugs, those long-term consequences can be dire. Why? Teenage brains are still developing. Teenagers are not just less-experienced adults; they are undergoing a particular developmental […]

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Top 10 Warning Signs Your Teenager May Be Using Drugs

December 6th, 2013

You may think, “my child would never use drugs.” Or, “Well, everyone dabbles a little bit.” You may even think, “I experimented with drugs when I was a teenager, and I turned out okay.” With that kind of thinking, you’re turning your back on the facts: In 2012, an estimated 22.5 million Americans aged 12 […]

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Drugs, Alcohol and Your Kids

October 30th, 2013

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, more teens are abusing drugs than ever before. In fact, here are some statistics that will frighten you more than any ghoul or goblin: One in five high school seniors report consuming five or more alcoholic drinks in a row. One in 10 say they have consumed […]

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