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 […]

Teens: E-Cigarettes May Be Just As Addictive as Traditional Ones

Many young teens are smoking e-cigarette with the idea that it’s less harmful and less addictive than traditional cigarettes. However, one research study found that this actually may not be the case.   E-cigarettes have been advertised as a means to quit smoking. Many people believe that they can be used to wean off nicotine […]

Smoking Is Down Among Teens But Hookah Use is High

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), an organization that monitors priority health-risk behaviors, there are fewer and fewer teens who are lighting up cigarettes. Today, about 22% of high school students smoke and around 8% of those who smoke do so at least 20 days of the month.   Although the rate of […]

The Facts About Underage Drinking

Children and teens who drink are the cause of great concern among health experts in America. The truth is alcohol is the most commonly used and abused substance among youth, more so than nicotine and illicit drugs.   According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), those individuals between the ages of 12 to 20 […]

Reasons Why Teen Addiction Treatment Should be Specialized

When the field of alcohol and drug addiction treatment was in its infancy, there was little to no differentiation between types of treatment for different people. For instance, men and women were provided the same addiction treatment just like adults and teens were provided the same addiction treatment.   However, it’s clear today that there […]

Parents Talk To Your Graduate About Binge Drinking

If your child is off to college soon, you may need to have an open and honest conversation with them about the dangers of drinking. There’s no question that the college life will include many opportunities to drink. Although it’s easy for teens to say to their parents that they won’t drink very much while […]

Adolescence Is The Worst Time To Use Drugs Like Meth

It’s almost a cliché to think of drugs when you think of teens. It’s common for adolescents to want to experiment, to feel the pressure of their peers, and to be faced with the challenge of having to say no or yes to drugs.  In fact, there are many reasons why a teen might say […]

Teen Athletes: Steroids and Supplements Can Be Dangerous

Perhaps it goes without saying that you want to use any drug foreign to your body in moderation. When you drink alcohol, have coffee in the morning, or use steroids to increase your athletic performance, too much of it is going to eventually be damaging.   Despite this common sense, it’s still incredibly easy to […]

Parents: Encourage Your Teens To Stay Away from Alcohol

Underage drinking is a significant health concern for teens, and this is particularly true because of their underdeveloped brains. The brains of adolescents are still growing and changing. The regular presence of alcohol in the bloodstream would affect anyone. However, because of their continued growth during adolescence, teens are at a higher risk for health […]