Posts Tagged ‘Substance Abuse’

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This week is #DrugFactsWeek and although all year round parents should be having conversations with their kids about the risks of substance abuse, there are always new trends that can be difficult to keep up with. With the ever expanding Internet, fake online pharmacies, and so-called friends quick to offer your kids free samples, the […]

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By Constance Scharff, PhD Prescription ADHD medications like Adderall, Ritalin, and Vyvanse are becoming increasingly popular for overworked and overscheduled college students. ADHD stimulants strengthen the brain’s inhibitory capacities, by increasing the amount of certain neurotransmitters, like dopamine, epinephrine, and norepinephrine. Students like these drugs because they enhance their study efforts. Prescription “study drugs” are […]

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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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By Richard Taite This Father’s Day, for the first time in my life, I find myself nearly struck dumb with fear. I am the proud father of a one-year-old boy and a four-year-old girl whom I love more than the sun and the moon – more than I love my own being. I am also […]

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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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New, nationally projectable survey results released today by The Partnership at Drugfree.org and MetLife Foundation confirmed that one in four teens has misused or abused a prescription (Rx) drug at least once in their lifetime – a 33 percent increase over the past five years. The Partnership Attitude Tracking Study (PATS) also found troubling data […]

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Did you know that more than 50% of prescription drug abusers 12 and older obtain those prescription drugs from family and friends? In fact, some people looking to misuse prescription drugs find an easy source in their friend or family’s medicine cabinet. The good news is that proper disposal of unused drugs is one of […]