The Real Effect Of Your Teenager Being On Their Phone All The Time

Over half of parents in a report produced by Common Sense Media in 2017 believe that their teens are “addicted” to their digital devices, especially their mobile ones. Typically, teenagers aren’t quick to agree with their parents, especially when it comes to something their brain prefers. The teenage brain is still developing in the frontal…

Could You Spot Depression In Your Young Child?

Depression can be caused by a number of life experiences and circumstances. For young children, there usually have not been enough significant life events to cause depression, though it can happen. In younger children and adolescents, the occurrence of depression is usually the result of a genetic predisposition for depression or other mental health conditions.…

What Do Most Teenagers Think About Heroin?

Parents might anticipate one day coming across a bag of marijuana in their adolescent or teenager’s sock drawer. Normalized as less harmful, the discovery of marijuana warrants a conversation about substance use, experimentation, and new rules. Marijuana addiction is a real problem that adolescents and teens can face. Heroin addiction is also a real problem…

A Disturbing Trend In The Midwest: Handing Out Free Heroin

Heroin is abundantly available. With new “filler” substances like synthetic opioids making the cost of heroin production cheaper for manufacturers, and the end product more potent, dealers are giving away their drugs for free. Reports from Chicago and cities like Columbus, Ohio have recently reported drug dealers giving away sometimes fatal samples of their heroin…

New Report Reveals the State of Tobacco Use Among Teens Around the World

The Centers for Disease Control used data from the Global Youth Tobacco survey to gain a global understanding on the state of tobacco use among teenagers. Part of the World Health Organization, the survey examined rates of smoking among 170,000 13-15 year olds in 61 countries, asking about how they feel regarding tobacco use in…

After Treatment for Hard Drugs, Is It Okay for my Teen to Use Alcohol and Smoke Pot in College?

Some parents have witnessed the horror of their young adolescent or teen addicted to hard drugs like pills, opiates, cocaine, and more. These life threatening drugs took over their child’s life and drove them down a dark path. Addiction to hard drugs is a daily threat with potentially fatal consequences. Other parents have seen their…

What to Say When Your Teen Loses a Friend to Addiction or Suicide

Addiction is a fatal disease. Overdose death is common in addiction, with more people dying of opioid overdose last year than gun violence and car accidents. Overdose due to alcohol and other drugs have equally saddening high numbers. Addiction which is kept under wraps and hidden untreated for an undue amount of time can cause…