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Date archive: January 2011

Runaway Kids

There are a number of teens that are in desperate need of help; teens who are alone and don’t have anyone to turn to; teens who may not admit that they need help; teens that are runaways. An estimated 2.8 million runaway teens live on the streets of our country, many of them living hard…

Soda Pot

The marijuana industry is booming. Some lawmakers in states like California have considered legalizing the drug simply for the fact that it would generate lots of tax revenue for the government. The debate still rolls on, but that isn’t stopping some people from coming up with new ways to use pot. Weed Concoctions Pot brownies,…

Worst Celebrity Relapses in the Past Year

Relapse is hard for someone who is going through detox and treatment for drug abuse or alcoholism. It can even keep someone away from treatment altogether, because no one likes to fail at such a big task. It is also difficult for family and loved ones to see people go through relapse, and it can…

Take Time to Get Away

Do you ever need time away? Most people need a break here or there, to rejuvenate, to refocus, or to just get away from everyday life. Too many people, however, do not take the much needed time off or break from work and life. Someone who struggles with the temptation to abuse drugs or alcohol…

Self-Medicating for Depression in Teens

Teens who suffer from depression are more likely to also abuse drugs and alcohol. Many do so to self-medicate for their depression, but this only makes the condition worse. It is important to help our teens develop positive ways to handle their depression, and get professional help if necessary. Symptoms of Depression A teen with…

Optimism to Combat Depression Among Teens

Teen depression is a serious thing. 10 to 15% of adolescents have symptoms of depression. Depression among adolescents can lead to substance abuse, suicide, trouble in school, and occasionally, all the teen shootings we’ve seen in the news lately. We need to find an effective way to help our troubled teens. Studying the Effects of…

Medical Marijuana Laws

The fact that the medical use of marijuana is legal in only some states can really cause a headache for people. The problem comes when a person who is using medical marijuana wants to travel to a different state. Then they need to either stop using the pot, or risk getting in trouble in the…

Four Ways to Relate to Your Teen

We talk quite a bit about parenting here, and how as parents we can be a force in keeping our children drug-free. Sometimes, though, it is so hard to relate to our teen or feel like we are getting through. How do you keep in touch with a moody, hormone-ridden, know-it-all teen? Below are four…

New Cocaine Vaccination Looks Promising to Many

Wouldn’t we all be happy if we could cure things like cocaine addiction? Drug abuse has ruined so many lives, and things would be much better without these struggles. Imagine a world without drug addiction. What if a simple vaccine could put an end to addiction? Cocaine Vaccine Study A new study provides some hope…

Faking Mental Illness

A little bit of admiration and respect are a good thing. But a new survey suggests that teens are trying to copy unhealthy characteristics of celebrities. The stick-thin images we see in magazines and movies have been a problem among celebrities and the teens they inspire for some time. Teens and pre-teens often struggle with…

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