Painkillers are a Risk for Teenage Athletes

Today, the story is sadly common about an athlete who is injured, gets treated, and becomes addicted to drugs. Sports are a highly celebrated part of teenagers’ lives. Participating in group sports has numerous mental health and physical health benefits. Sports teach teenagers good sportsmanship, team work, discipline, dedication, hard work, routine, and more. Teens…

When Opioid Addiction in Teens Starts at The Doctor’s Office

Teenage boys get hurt. Mothers, fathers, and care providers for adolescent males know that another injury is just one decision away. Trips to the emergency room and doctor’s office are common for another stunt, athletic injury, or mindless repercussion of a poorly thought out decision. As parents, we expect this kind of behavior from our…