Parental Role in Preventing Substance Abuse Among Teens

Parents talk to their teen son in the park.

The issue of teen drug use in America is a grave problem and should not be taken lightly.  The latest statistics present a concerning reality that we must face and tackle as a society, especially as parents and caregivers.  Given these alarming figures, the role of parents in preventing substance abuse among teens becomes crucial. […]

The Short-Term and Long-Term Health Effects of Alcohol on Your Body

Alcohol use is a part of everyday life for many of us. According to the CDC, around two-thirds of Americans drank alcohol in one year. And those Americans do so despite the documented health effects of alcohol. Sure, we’re all familiar with the consequences of overindulging. But too many of us wave those off as just […]

Telltale Signs of Drug Addiction in Young Adults

While pretty much any drug can be abused, there are substances that come with a higher chance of addiction and dependency than others. It is important that parents are able to identify the signs of drug addiction early on. This way, an intervention can take place before addiction starts to take hold. Substance abuse usually starts with experimental […]

Is Your Loved One Suffering From High Functioning Alcoholism? 5 Signs

Are you a young adult who can’t stop thinking about drinking alcohol? Perhaps you know someone who might have an unhealthy relationship with drinking? It’s easy to make excuses for your alcohol use when you seem to be immune from negative consequences. Have you considered that you might have high-functioning alcoholism? You may not believe that your drinking […]

How To Fight The Stigma Of Addiction

There is a massive stigma of addiction and everything that surrounds it. Even in such modern times, where the importance of mental health has become engrained in our society, addiction still gets a bad wrap. So, how you can deal with the stigmas that are surrounding addiction? Although it may take some time, but there […]

Top 5 Factors Contributing to Underage Drinking and How to Help

As a parent, it can be difficult to relinquish control as your child transitions into adolescence. Kids need to carve their own way, experiment, and even break the rules every once in a while. Unfortunately, this often leads to underage drinking. Before you start to panic, recognize that underage drinking isn’t uncommon. In fact, nearly 60% […]

Beating The Disease: How Addiction Affects Your Brain

Are you or a loved one struggling with addiction? If so, you’re certainly not alone. According to the Surgeon General, at least one in seven people may experience addiction. There’s no doubt that addiction has become a public health crisis, one that we must fight. This point is especially true when you learn that every 19 minutes, […]