The Facts About Bath Salts

In 2009 there were no calls to the Poison Control Center in regards to bath salts. In 2011 there were more than 6,000. Parents are concerned about this dangerous drug, but many don’t know much about it and are confused about the facts. Bath Salts hit national news this year, hitting its peak when one […]

Your Teen’s Potential for Adderall Addiction

Adderall, a drug most often prescribed to combat the symptoms of ADD/ ADHD, is very commonly abused among today’s teenagers and college students. Although it is available through prescription only, that hasn’t stopped legions of teens from taking advantage of the drug’s availability and abusing Adderall- sometimes to a dangerous degree. If you are a […]

Quitting Smoking as a Teen

If you are a teen who smokes and wants to quit or the parent of a teen who smokes and wants to quit, then you’re probably feeling the pressure of the task ahead. Quitting smoking is certainly no easy feat, but previous smokers have taught us that the earlier you start trying to quit, the […]

Should You Serve Alcohol at Your Teen’s Party?

The logic seems compelling – in favor of allowing underage drinking in private homes with parental supervision. After all, a thoughtful parent can recognize the signs of danger and respond if the drinking gets out of hand. And what safer environment is there, than your own home? Conventional wisdom associated with permissive parenting says that […]

What is Huffing?

Huffing is a very dangerous trend among today’s teenagers. The process of huffing involves deliberately inhaling chemical vapors for the purpose of getting high, and, as a parent, it is extremely important that you prevent your teen from engaging in this unhealthy habit. Although perhaps not as popular as some other drugs, such as marijuana […]

Signs and Symptoms of Huffing

If you suspect that your teen could be using inhalants to get high, then it is very important that you intervene immediately. Huffing, which is most popular among teenagers, is an extremely dangerous habit that could cause harm to your child’s lungs, kidneys, and liver. The side effects of huffing can include brain damage or […]

Teen Heroin Use

Heroin is a highly illegal and incredibly dangerous and addictive narcotic. Heroin is a derivative of morphine and is similar in its effects to prescription painkillers like Oxycontin, Vicodin, and codeine. Unlike some drugs, such as marijuana, which are only addictive in a loose and psychological sense, heroin is extremely addictive, both in terms of […]

Be Informed About the Abuse of Legal Drugs

If you think your teen has to meet shady contacts in back alleys in order to be abusing drugs, you’re wrong. Often, teens abuse drugs that are actually legal. They may not even think they are doing anything wrong or dangerous. While some may use over-the-counter or prescription medications as gateway drugs to illegal drug […]

The Myth of Control

From eating disorders to self harm, and from an extreme drive for achievement & affirmation from others to relentless anxiety & constant anger, teens in our society can easily learn to classify and even find temporary treatments or ways to manage troublesome behaviors. While some of these issues can stem from physical problems, at the […]

The Benefits of Doing Drugs

Okay, really, if there weren’t any benefits, would anyone actually choose to do drugs? They may be short-lived and with major side effects, but the fact remains: Drugs have their benefits. Whether we’re talking about alcohol, stimulants, hallucinogens, or other mind-altering substances, those who take advantage of what they offer stand to gain at least […]