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Communication is a key to a healthy relationship with your child. But what happens when they ask you the dreaded questions – Did you drink when you were my age? Did you smoke pot? How do you respond?  Do you …

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With all the mixed messages out there concerning marijuana, it’s no wonder why parents don’t feel comfortable talking about it with their teens. Well,this article is a great place to start. It simple and straightforward and hopefully will help you …

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Did you know…

March 21, 2017

  Prescription drug abuse especially opioids like Oxycodone and Vicodin has skyrocketed over the past few years.  Why is the question that many people ask and the answer is pretty simple. The drug manufacturers pushed these pain killers as the …

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If you have a teenager, you know that at some point in time you will need to talk to them about getting out of an unwanted situation. When I was young, my parents told me to make up an excuse …

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Dr. Nora Volkow, Director of the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) at the National Institutes of Health, discusses findings from the 42nd annual Monitoring the Future (MTF) survey, released December 13, 2016. The survey focuses on drug use and …

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Tobacco – a deadly business

February 11, 2017

If you haven’t heard, the rise in use of e-cigarettes and vapes has created an uptick in young people smoking tobacco products. E-cigarettes are sorta like a bike with training wheels and so it is inevitable that some of these …

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With the ever changing landscape surrounding marijuana use, we as parents must be able to talk with our teens about marijuana in an educated way that can effectively answer those questions they will inevitably pose like “It’s natural so how …

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The opiate crisis has created the need for cheaper drugs that mimic their more expensive counterparts like Oxycontin or Vicodin. By now, we all know that once an individual gets addicted to a prescription opiate, the cost of those pills …

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Raising a child today is hard. They are exposed to so many things, we as kids never experienced, in a large part due to technology. In addition to focusing on all the risk taking behaviors our kids are involved in, …

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Excessive drinking has, for the most part, been associated with the male gender. However, in the last few years, we have seen a change. Although not as prevalent as the males,   there are now more female drinkers than in …

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