New Sobriety and Recovery High Schools for Teens

Well, recovery high schools for teens are not all that new. However, there is a new high school that has just opened in New Jersey, and on November 1st, they are scheduled to begin serving 10 teens who have struggled with addiction. In September of 2014, the Raymond J. Lesniak Experience, Strength and Hope (ESH) […]

More Studies Confirm Ill Effects of Marijuana Use on Teens

Perhaps we don’t need any more information that drugs are not a good idea for any teen. However, when it comes to marijuana, the jury is still out. This is especially true because more and more states are legalizing the drug and sending the message that marijuana is safe to use.   However, like alcohol, […]

Teen Addiction: Adolescents Are Smoking…Coffee?

If you’re a caregiver or parent, you might be familiar with the more well known addictions, such as to marijuana, alcohol, heroin, or methamphetamine. But you may not be aware of other drugs and chemicals that teens might explore to get a high. Although it might not sound bad because millions of Americans drink coffee […]

Help Your Teen Say No To Drugs and Drinking With These 5 Tips

Adolescence is the quintessential age for drug experimentation and drinking. Yet, it doesn’t have to be. Even if your child is experimenting now, the following tips can help curb further substance use. The following suggestions are meant to build a parent-teen relationship of trust, honesty, and respect.   1. Be a good listener. Most teens […]

Five Patterns To Watch Out For When You Suspect Addiction in Your Teen

Addiction is different than having a chemical dependency. Addiction is a psychological pattern of compulsion, and a compulsion is an irresistible urge to behave in a certain way, especially against your own conscious wishes.   You might have a chemical dependency to caffeine, but in most cases, the need for caffeine isn’t going to lead […]

Teen Drug Use: From Curiosity To Addiction

It’s a common belief that teens are going to experiment with drugs during adolescence. Of course, this isn’t true for all teens. Yet, for those who do, there seems to be a series of stages that teens go through with respect to drug use. It begins with experimentation; moves on to regular use, and can […]

Teens: Drinking Alone Might Lead to an Alcohol Addiction Later in Life

Frequently when friends and family gather there is drinking. Along with the good food and conversation, alcohol is served. In many ways, this is socially acceptable. It’s natural to want to have a glass of wine while you’re enjoying your time with family and friends.   Yet, when drinking is done alone, the reasons for […]

Teen Athletes In the News: Ohio Adolescent Dies of Caffeine Overdose

If you’re not an athlete, you might not know that Caffeine is a supplement used to enhance athletic performance. Caffeine stimulates the central nervous system and can increase alertness and levels of energy. There are millions of Americans, for example, who take this stimulant each morning before work by having their regular dose of coffee. […]