Introducing the dark world of substance abuse to teens through books
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…Read more
Parental guided drinking: Is it good or bad?
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…Read more
Teen suicide reaches an all-time high; study suggests possible causes
Researchers have observed a rise of nearly 30 percent in the number of suicides across the U.S. between 2000 and 2016, revealed a recent article published in the JAMA Network in June 2019. One particular area of concern was the increase in the number of suicides among teens and young adults. Compared to the rate of suicides among teens aged 15…Read more
Researchers evaluate the impact of opioid crisis in classrooms
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…Read more
How can parents identify drug abuse in teens?
Teen years are full of enthusiasm, anxiety, fears, and the process of growing up. Teens undergo puberty at this time which results in a cyclone of hormonal changes and fluctuating emotions in them. They are drawn towards the opposite sex, indulge in risky behavior such as fast driving and sex with multiple partners, and also…Read more