How to Talk to Your Teen About Prescription Drug Abuse

There’s an opioid epidemic in the United States, and it isn’t just adults who are at risk. Teenagers are also sometimes prescribed addictive prescription painkillers and other drugs that they become dependent on, and they’re sometimes also introduced to these drugs in other ways. The consequences of drug use in teenagers can be very serious, […]

Adolescent PTSD: What You Need to Know

Often, people unfamiliar with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) associate the condition with adults, and specifically with military veterans. And while it isn’t uncommon for military veterans to experience PTSD as a result of their experiences in war zones, they aren’t the only ones who experience PTSD. Anyone who undergoes a traumatic experience can suffer from […]

Anxiety Attacks vs Panic Attacks: What’s the Difference?

Your heart is racing. Your breathing is rapid. You feel nauseated. You’re paralyzed by intense feelings of fear, even though there’s no obvious reason for you to be afraid. Minutes later, it’s over. What just happened? Did you have a panic attack or an anxiety attack? Many people don’t understand the difference between the two, […]

Youth Subcultures: What You Need to Know

“I’m an individual!” says your teen, as they choose clothes, accessories, electronics, and activities that mirror those of their friends. It can be challenging and even upsetting to watch your teen change from the child you knew so well into a person who you barely recognize, and it’s understandable that you may want to challenge […]

7 Ways to Be a Supportive Parent for Your College Student

If you have a child who is now a college student, you are probably incredibly excited and proud of who your son or daughter has become. You probably know that having a good support system is important for any young adult, so you want to be there for your child during this transitional period of […]

Is Your Teen Experiencing Positive or Negative Peer Pressure?

When you have teenagers, it is only natural to be concerned about peer pressure. After all, you could be concerned about how the influence from other teens might impact your son or daughter. You probably already know that peer pressure can negatively impact your teen, but what you might not realize is that peer pressure […]

How Crack Abuse Affects the Body

You may not be aware of exactly how crack abuse affects the body. If you’ve ever known someone who abused crack cocaine, you probably have an idea of the kind of toll the drug can take on a person’s mind, personality, and relationships.  However, when it comes to overall physical health, crack can be a very […]