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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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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The Effects of Teens Smoking E-Cigarettes: Lack of Research Available

On June 2, the California Senate decided to put a limit on where e-cigarettes can be used. The bill that passed basically bans the use of e-cigarettes in all places where regular smoking is prohibited. As more doubts come forward about the safety of e-cigarette usage, parents need to be weary when they find their …

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New Designer Drugs Result in Teenage Behavior Issues

A new trend is sweeping over the nation’s teens: “designer drugs.” The easy-to-access synthetic hallucinogens and stimulants increases a teen’s ability to find drugs, making substance use and addiction top of the list for teenage behavior issues. Due to the unknown properties and inability to control availability, new designer drugs popular among teens are resulting in …

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