Why Teens Are Impulsive, Addiction-Prone And Should Protect Their Brains

March 25, 2015

“Binge drinking can actually kill brain cells in the adolescent brain where it does not to the same extent in the adult brain. So for the same amount of alcohol, you can actually have brain damage — permanent brain damage …

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Recreational Marijuana – A Problem?

March 23, 2015

Not much research has been had concerning recreational marijuana users – I mean people who smoke on the average of 4 or 5 times a month.  A recent study however demonstrated that recreational use could affect impulsivity and hostility in …

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Do You Engage in “Oversharenting”?

March 19, 2015

The following article appeared today in USA TODAY and discusses a seemingly new phenomenon  – parents oversharing about their children on social media and why they do it. In this age of technology, parents are reaching out to others on …

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Bath Salts in the News

March 17, 2015

This week, several local newspapers were covering the wrong way driver, a White Plains fireman, who killed a woman and severely injured a man after a night of drinking and abusing drugs.  The fireman had ingested a cocktail of drugs …

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Drug Addiction Shouldn’t Be a Dirty Word

March 12, 2015

Drug addiction is a disease and therefore should not be looked at in a negative light nor couched in derogatory terms. The following article in the Huffington Post addresses this issue as well as  ways to look at addiction differently. …

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