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Introducing the dark world of substance abuse to teens through books
Oct 18 2019

Introducing the dark world of substance abuse to teens through books

Addiction Substance Abuse Teen Drug Abuse

Raising a teen can be hard when you worry that they are always at the risk of exploring harmful substances. This is especially true as your teen keeps growing and inevitably faces peer pressure to try different drugs or runs the risk of using drugs as a coping mechanism during this tumultuous period in their…

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Parental guided drinking: Is it good or bad?
Sep 04 2019

Parental guided drinking: Is it good or bad?

Addiction Substance Abuse Teen Alcohol Addiction

Growing up, Tommy Reyes remembered talking with his friends about the dangers of drugs and alcohol. One thing that stuck out was that several of his friends, even though they were between 10 to 12 years of age, had already had alcohol given to them by their parents. Some had merely taken a sip of…

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Banning hard alcohol on campus made a difference, claims University of Washington
Jul 24 2019

Banning hard alcohol on campus made a difference, claims University of Washington

Addiction Teen Alcohol Addiction

Alcohol and alcoholic beverages are a major part of fraternity and sorority lifestyle on university campuses. Hazing and other drinking games are popular and are indulged in by almost everybody on campus. Unfortunately, a lot of young boys and girls lose their lives as a consequence of hazing, alcohol poisoning, or other alcohol-related issues. Taking…

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Researchers evaluate the impact of opioid crisis in classrooms
Jun 10 2019

Researchers evaluate the impact of opioid crisis in classrooms

Addiction Drug Addiction Substance Abuse

It is a natural phenomenon that when family members struggle with substance use disorders (SUD), the children carry the burden. They often bring experiences of trauma, neglect, and mental health issues into the classrooms making the classroom environment somewhat challenging for the teachers. Considering this, researchers at the West Virginia University (WVU) decided to carry…

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US schools gearing to deal with opioid crisis
Apr 04 2019

US schools gearing to deal with opioid crisis

Addiction Teen Drug Abuse

In the wake of the ongoing opioid crisis in the United States, the state of Alabama is heralding a project to train school staff with the know-how to treat students suffering from drug overdoses. Ironically, kids across the U.S. have easier access to drugs as they are available in their parents’ cabinets at home, foregoing…

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