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Will Letting Your Troubled Teen Spend a Night in Jail Help Him?

Dealing with a troubled teen who’s going around with a bad crowd is very difficult. His choice of friends could get him into a lot of trouble. Peer pressure alone could make him do things that he normally would not do. There is the need to belong to the group, and unfortunately, he will do More »

5 Ways Parents Can Teach Their Children About the Consequences of Drugs

More and more of our youth are becoming addicted to drugs. Our children are being introduced to drugs at younger and younger ages. According to a survey done by The National Institute on Drug Abuse, 40% of High School seniors have admitted to taking some illegal drug in the last year. Drugs are affecting our More »

Growing Teen: 5 Ways to Encourage Independence

Parents who have teenagers often realize that the teen years are ideal for teaching their children important lessons in responsibility and forethought. With their teens being on the cusp of adulthood, these lessons must be taught early and reinforced frequently. When parents wonder what lessons teens need to learn, they may focus on those that More »

How to Secure Your Prescription Drugs

Prescription drug abuse among adolescents is steadily on the rise these days, and kids aren’t getting them from shady drug dealers–they’re finding them right in their own homes. Because prescription drugs are legal, many of us are not aware of the fact that they can be just as dangerous as their illegal counterparts. Because they’re More »

Teen Drug Addiction Information

The National Institutes of Health, through the National Institute on Drug Abuse, launched a website to help teach adolescents, aged 11 to 15, about drug abuse. Catering to teachers and parents as well, the institute was able to tap teenagers while developing the site so that its content appropriately addresses their concerns in a timely More »