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Why Parents Are Concerned About Teens Vaping Marijuana

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Parents are increasingly concerned about their teen’s vaping habits Parents were already worried about their teen vaping nicotine. In fact, vaping has increased to record numbers among teens in recent years. Now with the growing trend of…
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The Dangers of Teen Marijuana Abuse

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Teen Cannabis Use Can Have Serious Effects. Learn About Teen Marijuana Abuse and Risks. It is very hard to be a parent of teens in any era, much less modern times. But one constant problem has seemed to persist for decades—teens and marijuana…
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Should You Drug Test Your Teenager?

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Raising teenagers is not for the faint of heart. It is rife with so many challenges, that it might be tempting to take advantage of any tool that might alleviate a source of worry or stress. So when it comes to monitoring your teen for potential…
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What to Do When you Find Alcohol in your Teen’s Room

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So, you are putting away your teen’s laundry when you happen upon their stash of vodka hidden in the sock drawer. Stumbling onto a teenager’s hidden alcohol can be an extremely distressing event for a parent. Feelings of fear and shock are…
Signs of Heroin Abuse in Teens

Signs of Heroin Abuse in Teens

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One of the most troubling statistics about the resurgence of heroin abuse in recent years is the rise in teens who dabble in prescription opioids and then find themselves using heroin when the cost of the opioid becomes untenable. According…
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Marijuana Causing Psychosis in Teens

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Reefer Madness, that infamous cult film of the 1930s that uses over-the-top effects to warn parents of the harmful effects of marijuana, may have been on the right track after all. Mounting evidence points to some deeply concerning recent revelations…
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Teenage Drinking Parenting Advice

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Like a magnet, teenagers, and even kids as young as the 8-12 year-old “tween” cohort, have always shown a mysterious attraction to alcohol. So, if you are a parent of an adolescent, it is highly likely that your child might have already…
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Addiction Recovery for Teens: Treatment and Aftercare

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It has never been more challenging to raise teenagers. Teens are exposed to things that their parents may try valiantly to protect them from, but often feel hamstrung in their efforts. The proliferation of social media no only introduces them…
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Addiction and the Teen Brain

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Teens have historically gravitated towards pushing boundaries. Experimenting with drugs and alcohol is also not a new development among teenagers. What is new is the clinical research and brain imaging studies that have shed light on the differences…