By Cynthia Sass (byline) Trying to prevent teenagers from taking part in risky behavior and using alcohol and/or drugs can be a challenging undertaking. Many parents, and the community at large, have invested a […]
Often it happens by accident. You’re cleaning up the trail of debris left by your teenaged son or daughter and baggies or plastic-wrapped packages of pills fall out of coats, jackets, jeans, purses, etc. […]
An alcohol overdose (i.e., alcohol poisoning) occurs when you consume alcohol at a rate fast enough to severely suppress normal activity in the body’s central nervous system (brain and spinal cord). Every year, tens […]
New findings from a team of Pakistani scientists point to the potential for altered puberty and growth rates in adolescent boys with an addiction to the popular recreational drug marijuana.
High school drug use statistics are clear on the facts of teenage substance abuse: a lot of teens are experimenting with drugs. It’s a dangerous assumption to make that your teen would never do […]
If you have a child who is active on social media, you should be aware of the potential for addiction. Anyone can become addicted to using social media, and even more troubling is its […]
Most teens enjoy gaming, but did you know that it’s possible to become addicted to this pastime? Young people are particularly vulnerable to what experts call Internet gaming disorder. The disorder is very similar […]