Does Legalization of Marijuana Affect Teen Use?

With the marijuana being legalized in more states, many concerned parents worry about how this will affect their teen. Since cannabis products have become easier to obtain with the legalization of marijuana, parents fear that their adolescent having more access to the drug could lead to more usage potential. When Oregon legalized recreational marijuana in…

What Happens to the Teenage Brain with Marijuana Use?

Throughout the years, cannabis has been a constant controversy in the United States on whether the tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in marijuana is harmful or helpful for medicinal purposes. If you were to do research on the effects of the THC, you might conclude that both sides are relevant within their findings without having a clue what…

Is There a Connection between Marijuana use and Bipolar Disorder in Teens?

Research on the effects of marijuana on the teenage brain has revealed enlightening information in recent years. For example, teenage marijuana use inhibits progress in the prefrontal cortex area of the brain. Some newer research suggested that marijuana use among teenagers could be a catalyst for psychotic episodes. Marijuana use in adolescence has also had…

Helping Your Teen get Through their First “420” in Recovery

The origins of the international ‘marijuana holiday’ are vague, but may have started somewhere in northern california in the 1970s. For the past few decades the use of the term “420” has evolved and become a thematic part of marijuana counter culture. Every year on April 20th, marijuana users around the world gather together to…

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…