Does Alcohol Marketing Have an Effect on Youth Drinking?

In the 1990s, “Big Tobacco” came under fire. The lawsuits were heard around the world as companies like Camel were criticized  for creating characters and advertisements directed toward young people. “Joe Cool” was a camel-character that advertised cigarettes as being cool. A landmark lawsuit, the tobacco industry lost and had to change their approach. Such…

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…