November 21, 2019

The numbers are not good.Vaping rates among youth are continuing their year-to- year surge. Data from the National Youth Tobacco Survey (NYTS) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, published in the Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA) on Nov...

Teenagers rail against hypocrisy. Challenging the views of one’s parents and seeking personal truth is a generational right-of-passage, a healthy part of growing up human. So with the legalization of cannabis, it’s fairly inevitable that parents of teens find themselve...

Most parents will tell you that it isn’t uncommon to see alcohol consumed on the sidelines at youth sporting events or at team parties. Or that they have been offered a drink while out trick-or-treating with their kids. Or they have sent their nervous teens off to thei...

August 18, 2019

Welcome to the 2019-20 School Year! The beginning of school is always an exciting time, full of energy, anticipation and a bit of nervousness - for both students and parents. During this time parents should be attuned to their children's emotional and social needs in a...

August 18, 2019

Discuss don't lecture! Have early and frequent discussions with your teen about the effects and dangers of these drugs. For an excellent discussion on the reasons why teens use drugs and guidance on how to talk with your teen, see this article. Use the facts in thi...

June 12, 2019

Alcohol, ecstasy, cocaine and amphetamines are popular party drugs, particularly with

older teens and 20-somethings. Ecstasy and its various forms (known as Molly, MDMA, E, X, and Adam) is commonly used at concerts, festivals, raves, clubs and other high energy

envi...

June 11, 2019

You have been discussing substance use for years with your child and they well know that you disapprove of their substance use and you hope they will abstain or delay use for as

long as possible and use moderately when they start. You've told them over and ove...

June 10, 2019

The operative advice is when in doubt, call 911. Here are specific tips as to what to do, depending on the person's state.

If a person is conscious and responsive ...
 

  • Stay with them. Check often to make sure they are still conscious and responsive.
     

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April 5, 2019