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Teens and Drugs

23-Year-Old Says Life Not The Same Since Taking Drugs As A Teen And Hallucinating

Posted 06.01.2015 | Dr. Phil

A 23-year-old who abused drugs as a teen — marijuana, heroin, alcohol, cocaine, acid, mushrooms, ecstasy and pain pills — opens up about her hallu...

Model the Behavior You Want to See

Dr. Tian Dayton | Posted 04.13.2014 | Parents
Dr. Tian Dayton

Many parents turn to professionals thinking that when their teen hears about the dangers of drug use from someone else, they will be swayed, but the truth is that usually, it's the parents' behavior that have much more impact on a teen's behavior.


tv | Posted 01.23.2014 | Teen

By Julia Rubin "It was the scariest thing ever." That's how 16-year-old Ashley, a high school junior in Nevada, describes her experience driving hi...

The Scary Drug That's Finding Its Way Into Teen Pop Culture

This article was written by teen reporters from The Mash, a weekly publication distributed to Chicagoland high schools. By Gabby Abesamis, Niles We...

What Makes Kids 65% More Likely To Do Drugs

Posted 08.12.2013 | Divorce

According to a new study, teens who have half-siblings with a different father are much more likely to experiment with drugs and sex before they reach...

AAR: Prevention Education Points for Parents and Kids by Susie Spain

Susie Spain | Posted 06.09.2013 | Impact
Susie Spain

As a community the issue of drug and alcohol use and abuse in teenagers and families is an epidemic crisis. We know that early education, prevention, intervention and treatment can change families' futures forever. Our mission is to raise this awareness.

How Should I Handle My Teen Trying Marijuana?

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 05.26.2013 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

"My 15-year old son just told me that he tried marijuana a few weeks ago with his buddies. I don't know if I should punish him or if doing so will only make him become dishonest. He said he didn't like it, but I'm not sure I believe him."

The Lowdown on 420: Guiding Your Teen Through The Weeds

John Duffy, Psy.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Duffy, Psy.D.

On days like 420, I encourage you to err on the side of openness and communication over fear and silence. Talk to your child about the "420s."

The Growing Problem of Adolescent Addiction: NYC Wants to Create a "Recovery High School"

Dr. Tian Dayton | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dr. Tian Dayton

97% of seniors who are enrolled in "recovery high schools" graduate. And they graduate sober.