Should Parents Be Worried About Rise of Marijuana Use in Teens?

Unless you’ve absolutely hidden from the news, you probably know that marijuana has been legalized in more than just a few states now. While this is good news for medical research and usage, people have begun to notice a trend among young people that can only be described as alarming. Marijuana use in teens is …

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Crystal-Clear Rules: Combating Teenage Drinking

It’s normal for parents to worry about teenage drinking. According to tons of studies, alcohol is more of a gateway to harder drugs than marijuana–which is worrying because many more teenagers drink rather than smoke marijuana. By the age 18, 65 percent of teens would have had at least one alcoholic drink. Obviously, this is …

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Damaging to Your Teen's Future: The Risks of Teen Substance Abuse

According to a recent article by Science Daily, new research states that teen substance abuse is much more likely to occur if teenagers have easy access to drugs and alcohol in the home. The research was one of the first studies conducted to evaluate adolescent exposure to illegal substances and its effects on teen substance …

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E-cigarettes: The Effects of Teen Vaping

The Rise of E-cigarettes and the Negative Effects of Teen Vaping When cigarettes were invented they were all the rage, everyone smoked frequently, and it was often uncommon to know someone who didn’t smoke. Smoking was a harmless social activity, and many people believed that cigarettes had added benefits—like weight loss and (ironically) throat protection …

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Study Predicts Likelihood of Alcohol Abuse In Teens and Binge Drinking

High school parties are a breeding ground for binge drinking and impulsive, out of control behaviors. One night full of mistakes can lead to a lifetime of bad choices and regrets. Getting your teen to avoid binge drinking and alcohol abuse in teens may seem like a difficult task – especially if your teen is …

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Marijuana Use in Teens Can Lower Responses to Rewards

Money has shown to be a pretty great motivator for the mass majority of people. Usually, a brain will show activity indicating a “rush” when someone wins money–but marijuana use in teens and adults may be changing this. ScienceDaily recently reported on a University of Michigan Medical School study which tracked the brain’s responses to …

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Parenting Styles: The Risks of Being the ‘Cool’ Parent

The ‘Cool’ Parent Parenting Styles Could Put Teens at Risk of Mental Health Issues The parenting styles parents choose to use with their kids varies depending on each parent’s personal experiences or values and how they were raised. Some parents choose to have strict rules and expectations, while others may be more relaxed about certain …

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Perceived Danger of Adolescent Marijuana Use Plummets

As more states legalize marijuana for recreational use, the perceived danger of adolescent marijuana use has started to plummet as a result. Few schools try to counter this by educating students on the possible negative effects of frequent use. Adolescent marijuana use can lead to more permanent brain damage in areas related to reasoning, learning, …

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