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The State of Substance Abuse Among Teens – 2016

Dr. Nora Volkow, Director of the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) at the National Institutes of Health, discusses findings from the 42nd annual Monitoring the Future (MTF) survey, released December 13, 2016. The survey focuses on drug use and …

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Tobacco – a deadly business

If you haven’t heard, the rise in use of e-cigarettes and vapes has created an uptick in young people smoking tobacco products. E-cigarettes are sorta like a bike with training wheels and so it is inevitable that some of these …

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Talking to Your Teen About Marijuana

With the ever changing landscape surrounding marijuana use, we as parents must be able to talk with our teens about marijuana in an educated way that can effectively answer those questions they will inevitably pose like “It’s natural so how …

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Fentanyl – a deadly alternative to Heroin

The opiate crisis has created the need for cheaper drugs that mimic their more expensive counterparts like Oxycontin or Vicodin. By now, we all know that once an individual gets addicted to a prescription opiate, the cost of those pills …

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IS SOCIAL MEDIA ON A DOWNSWING?

In this age of technology, social media has, for the most part, replaced face to face communication for young people. Teens are on their smartphones 24/7, posting, checking their “likes”, taking photos, etc. In fact, you could go into a …

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DO YOU DREAD “BACK TO SCHOOL” TIME?

For many parents, this time of year is filled with angst. The summer is over and now the struggle begins We must rein our children back in from there “freefall summer” and put them into a structured environment. Not an …

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HELPING YOUR CHILD NAVIGATE THROUGH THEIR TWEEN AND TEEN YEARS.

Raising a child today can be exasperating, to say the least. As they grow into their tween and teen years, they go through a series of phases which we, as parents,must navigate through with them. It is important to know …

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