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By Peggy McKibbin of Five Moms As parents, when we think of drug abuse, we tend to immediately think about illicit drugs that are most often associated with misuse and abuse. However, there is another drug that tends to slip under the radar because of its more common and safe use. Dextromethorphan (DXM) is the […]

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Sending kids off to college can be a frightening time for parents. If you’ve been to the university yourself, you know all about the drunken parties and not-so-safe choices college students make while under-the-influence. And whether you’ve had the college experience yourself or not, you’ve probably heard the horror stories of substance abuse and the […]

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By Peggy McKibbin In this digital age, your teen has more access to information than ever before. With the rapid advancement of technology, it can be difficult as a parent to keep tabs on everything your teen is exposed to online. However, it is becoming increasingly important to tune in to what websites your teen […]

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more people in America overdose from prescription drugs than from heroin and cocaine combined. The fact that prescription drugs can be easily purchased from online pharmacies without a doctor’s prescription is a major concern, especially for parents of teenagers. Do we have any doubt that illegal […]

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Every week  I hear from parents about how intelligent their teens are, yet they are either using drugs (smoking pot) or drinking on a regular basis or even just on the weekends with their friends.  Yes, these kids are very smart and some are even very athletic, but they are making stupid choices.  This is […]

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Summer is around the corner.  Whether we are talking about distracted driving or underage drinking both topics demand full attention of both parents and teenagers. Today myths were debunked by The Treatment Research Institute and The Partnership at Drugfree.org. Here is a first look at the  “Underage Drinking In The Home,” a new resource was […]

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Animals help humans in more ways than we’ll ever fully understand, but what we do know is that they can have an important role in a person’s physical, social, educational and emotional well-being. Animal-assisted therapy can be an effective alternative or addition to traditional therapy models, whether it’s physical therapy, occupational therapy or cognitive behavior […]

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After experiencing my good teen making some bad choices, I found myself surfing the Internet until I was so confused and stressed that I couldn’t make a decision. One group of specialty schools and behavior modification programs kept popping up wherever I clicked, and I figured they must be good. Then I received their beautiful […]

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Post Newtown tragedy and we as a society not only mourn the loss of precious lives, we are debating what we can do from to prevent this from happening again. The conversation of gun control and mental health will continue for a long time. As someone that works with parents of struggling teenagers, I am […]

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After the tragic events of Sandy Hook Elementary the world sits in a state of horror and mourns for the children and heroes we lost. The questions linger, could this have been prevented?  Is it about gun control?  Is it about mental health? Working with parents of at-risk teens on a weekly basis, I know […]