Blog / 2018 / August
August 31, 2018
There is no one-size-fits-all approach to successful dialogue with teens about substance use, but these principles may be helpful.
August 30, 2018
About one in five college students reported in a survey that they knew someone who was addicted to pain medications, and nearly a third said they knew somebody who overdosed on painkillers or heroin.
August 29, 2018
People so often talk about how sobriety has changed their life, but they rarely talk about how their sobriety itself has changed. As with most things in life, it doesn’t stay the same forever.
tags: sobriety
August 28, 2018
Adolescents with serious conduct and substance use problems are five times more likely to die prematurely than their peers.
August 24, 2018
They're called the "drunchies," or drunk munchies. It's the desire one has to eat salty, fatty, unhealthy foods during or after a night of heavy drinking.
August 23, 2018
Multiple studies have shown that new opioid users are at risk for persistent use after elective surgeries.
tags: opioids
August 22, 2018
Mothers in recovery who can stay with their children are far more likely to stay sober, which can put an end to generational cycles of substance abuse.
August 21, 2018
You can learn to have fun in addiction recovery. The trick is knowing how to shift your perspective.
tags: recovery
August 17, 2018
The adolescent brain is “deliberately” set up for risk-taking. This helps explain why teens seek out highly stimulating and rewarding activities while seeming less wary of potential risks. While these characteristics make adolescents excellent learners, they also make them vulnerable, particularly when it comes to substance use.
August 16, 2018
Considering the fact that weed is more potent than it was twenty years ago, there’s much concern in how this all affects teens' mental health.
August 15, 2018
Juul has tried to convince critics it wants to help adults switch from smoking conventional cigarettes, not hook kids. So far, criticism hasn't quieted.
August 14, 2018
There are a number of terrible reasons why a child would end up in foster care—including abuse or severe neglect—but the parts of the country that have seen the biggest upticks in recent years are the areas that have been hardest hit by opioid abuse.
August 13, 2018
The attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) drug Adderall does not improve reading comprehension or fluency in college students without the disorder, and may impair memory, a new study suggests.
August 10, 2018
As a parent looking for credible substance abuse resources, it can be overwhelming to do an internet search when you don’t know the first place to start. To cut the confusion and get straight to the point, we’ve put a list together to help you handle teen substance abuse.
August 9, 2018
Teens who used e-cigarettes and hookah were up to four times more likely to use marijuana later, according to a study published in the journal Pediatrics.
August 8, 2018
A study found that exposing infants to alcohol through breast milk may affect their thinking and reasoning skills as they develop into early childhood, although the association was small and seemed to wane as the children got older.
August 7, 2018
A growing body of evidence supports the implementation of mind-body therapy as a low-risk and cost-effective strategy in the management of anxious teenagers.
August 6, 2018
Some students illegally purchase so-called “study drugs” or "smart pills," including prescription stimulants such as Adderall, to stay awake while cramming for an exam or writing an essay. And instead of becoming smarter, they may become addicted, which can lead to heart attack, stroke, liver disease and death.
August 3, 2018
Many parents minimize or dismiss the dangers of substance use in their children, rationalizing that because they survived their youth, particularly if they grew up in the more freewheeling 1960s and ’70s, their children will survive as well. But this attitude has the opposite effect of the intended one.
August 2, 2018
New research suggests that helping college students drink responsibly involves convincing them it can improve their health, relationships and grades.
August 1, 2018
It’s no secret that substance abuse is a serious issue affecting people of all ages, including young individuals. Read about six helpful tips for families with children who abuse substances.