06 Oct

“Why Can’t My Kid Stop Using Opioids?”

Many parents ask themselves this question. But as more and more scientific studies are confirming, the drugs that your son or daughter is using are actually creating changes in his or her brain. So, in a way, your child is not the same person he or she was before using opioids.

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06 Oct

School Stress: Stimulant Abuse – Kids Know About It but Parents Don’t

Many students are stressed out from academic pressure – AP classes, extracurricular activities, homework, college applications, and more.

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14 Jul

Studies Suggest Parents Can Play Important Role in Preventing Teen Drinking

Two new studies suggest parents can play an important role in preventing teens from drinking, 

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15 Apr

Why letting teens sleep in could save lives

(CNN)Ask parents of teenagers what they're worried about, and among the issues they're likely to bring up is their teens not getting enough sleep. So many teens stay up past midnight and get up early, especially when their school starts, in some cases, well before 8:00 a.m.

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11 Dec

Teens Who See Others Drink, Use Drugs More Likely to Engage in Antisocial Behavior

Teens who see others drink or use drugs are more likely to engage in antisocial behavior on that same day, a new study suggests. The risk is greatest for young teens who have a “risk-taking” gene linked with sensitivity to substance use exposure.

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03 Dec

High-Potency Marijuana May Damage Nerve Fibers in Brain, Study Suggests

A new study suggests smoking high-potency marijuana may cause damage to nerve fibers responsible for communication between the brain’s two hemispheres.

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03 Jun

Fact Sheets - Moderate Drinking

  • Excessive alcohol use contributes to 88,000 deaths in the United States each year, including 1 in 10 deaths among working age adults, and cost the United States $223.5 billion in 2006.1,2Excessive alcohol use includes binge drinking, heavy drinking, any alcohol use by people under
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06 May

Parents LEAD Outcome Report

Research shows that parents can reduce the likelihood that their child will drink underage through ongoing conversations, healthy role-modeling, monitoring, and support and engagement.

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02 Apr

Study: Sipping Alcohol May Lead to Later Problems for Kids

Moms and dads may think that initiating their kids with "just a sip" of alcohol may give them a healthier attitude toward drinking later in life, but new findings show just the opposite may be true.

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