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Watch Your Body Language When Having the "Drug Talk"

The time has come. You need to have a tough talk with your teen. Whether it’s to educate them about the dangers of drugs or to confront them about their drug use, the conversation won’t be easy. And, if you aren’t careful, you can make it even more difficult. How? With your body language. Projecting […]

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Opioid Epidemic Linked to Childhood Emotional Abuse

Researchers at the University of Vermont have identified a link between opioid abuse in adults and childhood emotional abuse. In a recent study, 84 participants with a history of opioid abuse and childhood trauma went through a series of psychological tests and were interviewed about their childhood experiences. The results showed that those who suffered […]

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Does Your Teen Know Substance Abuse Causes Skin Problems?

We all know that the teen years are a time when appearance is a major concern. While teens worry that too much chocolate or pizza might cause an acne breakout, do they know that drug abuse can cause serious, disfiguring skin problems? Here are the facts to help you educate your teen on how to […]

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7 Things Parents Need to Know About Betel Nuts

Ohio police recently caught teens using betel nuts to get high. If adolescents in one part of the country have discovered a new way to get high, you can bet others will soon follow suit. This incident left many parents asking if the substance is a threat to their teens. Good question. Fast Facts on […]

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Caught Off Guard: The First Time My Child Was Exposed to Drugs

Jake was shocked. It happened so fast. Nina was only ten years old. On the way home from school they stopped for some takeout Chinese food; that’s when she told him. “Dad, the eighth grade boys are smoking behind our school. It scares me because I have to walk by them to get to the […]

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7 Essential Questions to Ask When Talking to a Teen About Drugs

You’ve heard it time and again: It’s important to talk to your teen about drugs. But you have one glaring question: How? Many parents find it difficult to broach this subject. They either don’t know how to bring it up or aren’t sure what to cover in the conversation. The National Institute on Drug Abuse […]

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5 Ways to De-Escalate Your Teen’s Escalating Emotions

Jill was worried about her daughter. Katelyn seemed to always be “on edge.” Jill knew adolescence was an emotional time for most teens, but Katelyn’s emotions seemed through the roof. Years ago, her niece struggled with similar escalating emotions; she ended up having several frightening panic attacks and ultimately turned to drug abuse as a way to calm her […]

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5 Things Every Parent Should Ask a Treatment Center

Your teen is your most precious cargo in the world. You want to make sure they’re in the best of hands. How can you know if a treatment center should be entrusted with their care? Not all facilities are equal, so it’s important to ask the right questions before sending your teen their way. Knowing […]

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Sex, Drugs, and Alcohol: Talking to My Daughter About Staying Safe

“I went to a great party – there were tons of cute guys and a couple of them asked for my number. One of them even texted me later that night,” Brittany excitedly told her mom on the phone. Janet, Brittany’s mom, was excited for her daughter, but she was also worried. Was there alcohol […]

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Out of Rehab: When Should Your Teen Go Back to School?

Cassie just completed a 90-day inpatient stay at a rehab facility. Returning home, she’s anxious to get back to school. She misses her friends and wants to feel like a “normal” teen again. Her parents, on the other hand, aren’t sure that going back to school this soon is a good idea. Cassie is clean and […]

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Watch Your Body Language When Having the "Drug Talk"

The time has come. You need to have a tough talk with your teen. Whether it’s to educate them about the dangers of drugs or to confront them about their drug use, the conversation won’t be easy. And, if you aren’t careful, you can make it even more difficult. How? With your body language. Projecting […]

Read more »
Opioid Epidemic Linked to Childhood Emotional Abuse

Researchers at the University of Vermont have identified a link between opioid abuse in adults and childhood emotional abuse. In a recent study, 84 participants with a history of opioid abuse and childhood trauma went through a series of psychological tests and were interviewed about their childhood experiences. The results showed that those who suffered […]

Read more »
Does Your Teen Know Substance Abuse Causes Skin Problems?

We all know that the teen years are a time when appearance is a major concern. While teens worry that too much chocolate or pizza might cause an acne breakout, do they know that drug abuse can cause serious, disfiguring skin problems? Here are the facts to help you educate your teen on how to […]

Read more »
7 Things Parents Need to Know About Betel Nuts

Ohio police recently caught teens using betel nuts to get high. If adolescents in one part of the country have discovered a new way to get high, you can bet others will soon follow suit. This incident left many parents asking if the substance is a threat to their teens. Good question. Fast Facts on […]

Read more »
Caught Off Guard: The First Time My Child Was Exposed to Drugs

Jake was shocked. It happened so fast. Nina was only ten years old. On the way home from school they stopped for some takeout Chinese food; that’s when she told him. “Dad, the eighth grade boys are smoking behind our school. It scares me because I have to walk by them to get to the […]

Read more »
7 Essential Questions to Ask When Talking to a Teen About Drugs

You’ve heard it time and again: It’s important to talk to your teen about drugs. But you have one glaring question: How? Many parents find it difficult to broach this subject. They either don’t know how to bring it up or aren’t sure what to cover in the conversation. The National Institute on Drug Abuse […]

Read more »
5 Ways to De-Escalate Your Teen’s Escalating Emotions

Jill was worried about her daughter. Katelyn seemed to always be “on edge.” Jill knew adolescence was an emotional time for most teens, but Katelyn’s emotions seemed through the roof. Years ago, her niece struggled with similar escalating emotions; she ended up having several frightening panic attacks and ultimately turned to drug abuse as a way to calm her […]

Read more »
5 Things Every Parent Should Ask a Treatment Center

Your teen is your most precious cargo in the world. You want to make sure they’re in the best of hands. How can you know if a treatment center should be entrusted with their care? Not all facilities are equal, so it’s important to ask the right questions before sending your teen their way. Knowing […]

Read more »
Sex, Drugs, and Alcohol: Talking to My Daughter About Staying Safe

“I went to a great party – there were tons of cute guys and a couple of them asked for my number. One of them even texted me later that night,” Brittany excitedly told her mom on the phone. Janet, Brittany’s mom, was excited for her daughter, but she was also worried. Was there alcohol […]

Read more »
Out of Rehab: When Should Your Teen Go Back to School?

Cassie just completed a 90-day inpatient stay at a rehab facility. Returning home, she’s anxious to get back to school. She misses her friends and wants to feel like a “normal” teen again. Her parents, on the other hand, aren’t sure that going back to school this soon is a good idea. Cassie is clean and […]

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