How to Resist Drugs in College

College is an exciting time for any young adult. With so much to learn and so many people to meet, it can be overwhelming at times. In this time of newfound independence, you’ll face many challenges. One challenge in particular: how do I say no to drugs? How You Can Say ‘No’ To Drugs in […]

How to Talk to a Loved One About Their Addiction

Talking to a loved one—whether its a brother, friend, or neighbor—about addiction is never easy. You want them to seek help, but you don’t want to push them away from you by broaching the subject confrontationally. Here are some helpful tips on how to communicate with loved ones through an addiction.  Tips on How to […]

Is Alcohol a Drug? And, How to Spot Drug Abuse in Teens

Teenagers are often peer pressured into drinking alcohol; or they find it a right of passage. You see it in the movies, on TV, and you likely experienced a bit of peer pressure to drink when you were young, too. For some, drinking an alcoholic beverage is nothing more than an acceptable form of entertainment […]

What Does It Mean When Your Teen Goes Through Withdrawal?

When your teen is dependent on drugs or alcohol, withdrawal can haunt them when the substance is taken away or cut down in dose. Anyone with a dependence on drugs or alcohol can experience symptoms of withdrawal when they’re looking to get clean. It’s simply part of the process—but what is it exactly? And, what […]

What Is Considered Normal Teenage Behavior?

You made it through the newborn years. You survived the “terrible twos”. Now you’ve entered the teenage years and just don’t know what to do. Teenagers are completely different than children—and sometimes it feels like you don’t even know your own kids anymore. So, how do you determine what’s bad behavior and what’s normal teenage […]