Drug-Impaired Driving: The Effects of Marijuana and Opioids

A report from the Governors Highway Safety Association found that in 2016, more than 40% of drivers who were fatally injured in car accidents tested positive for drug-impaired driving. Close to 40% of those drivers tested positive for marijuana, and another 16% tested positive for opioids. 4% tested positive for a combination of marijuana and […]

What to Expect at a Teen Rehab Center

If your teenager is going through an addiction or a substance abuse issue, he or she might be referred to a teen rehab center for treatment. Since the fear of the unknown is very common, it can be helpful to visit and to talk to the counselors about what your teen (and you) can expect […]

What Are You Most Thankful For in Life?

If you are going through the recovery process from an addiction or a mental health condition, you might be feeling a bit lost this holiday season. While everyone else is talking about all of the things they are grateful for, you might feel as though you don’t have much to be thankful for. Even if […]

What to Expect at a Drug Rehab Center

If you or your teen is going to be entering a drug rehab center, it’s natural that he or she might feel worried and anxious. What should they expect? And what, as a parent, should you expect? While every program is different and offers various services, here are some common elements that you or your […]

What Parents Should Know About Teen Medicine Abuse

Every day, it can seem like teens are indulging in a new drug or risky behavior. As parents, we try our best to protect our teens from bad influences and dangerous activities… but did you know that a seemingly innocent substance in your home could have harmful consequences?   What is Teen Medicine Abuse? Dextromethorphan […]

Signs and Symptoms of Opioid Addiction

More and more opioid addiction in today’s society is growing by leaps and bounds, due to the vast availability of prescription pain pills on the market. Doctors and patients have made opioids a huge epidemic. Once prescribed these medications, people are fast becoming physically and psychologically dependent on the pills. Once the dependency kicks in, it’s not […]

Signs That Your Teen May Be Experiencing Addiction

      If you’re a parent of a teen and you know that he or she is experimenting with drugs, perhaps you’re okay with it. You know that this is the time of life to do such experimentation. And perhaps you think back to your own adolescence and remember that you experimented too. Perhaps […]

Teens: If You’re Struggling with an Addiction, There’s Help

      If you’re facing an addiction to drugs or alcohol, you should know that getting help can eventually bring healing. You might have experienced the difficult challenges that come with addiction. The fact that you can’t stop – that alone can be scary. Or you might find yourself needing to drink first thing […]

Find a Drug Addiction Treatment Program That Meets the Needs of Adolescents

If you suspect that your child is using drugs, then it essential to find high-quality drug addiction treatment that meets the needs of teenagers. Teenagers require a different type of substance abuse treatment than adults in order to avoid complications from dangerous withdrawal symptoms. Your child also needs to have one-on-one and group counseling on […]

Factors That Can Place Teens At Risk For Addiction

Drugs and alcohol is a significant issue for many concerned parents of adolescents. Since teen years are the quintessential time in life to explore and experiment with drugs and alcohol, naturally there might be a concern that experimentation might lead to addiction.  However, there are some important facts about drinking and drug use that parents […]