November 28, 2016

Teens most likely to drink during holidays, experts say

Tis the season for gathering with friends and family to celebrate the holidays, but mental health experts say it’s also a period when teens are most […]
November 28, 2016

Alcohol Exposure During the Holidays

With the holidays approaching many parents are concerned with checking off their gift shopping lists, decorating their homes and organizing and executing a holiday get together.  What […]
November 28, 2016

It’s Just a Sip

The journey of raising a teen is fraught with challenges. Not only is his natural development tricky, but a teen’s world is filled with societal influences […]
November 28, 2016

From Dorm Room to Dinner Table: When College Students are Home for the Holidays

How Parents Can Guarantee a Festive and Safe Winter Break for their College Student, without Dismissing Their Independence Hooray! After a semester away, your College Student […]
November 28, 2016

Not In Their House, Not in My House, Not In Any House: The Four Risks of Social Hosting

While many parents prohibit their teens from drinking at their friends’ houses, I often hear about parents who are comfortable with their children drinking in their […]
November 22, 2016

Study Shows Promising Results for Injectable Treatment for Opioid Dependence

A new injectable treatment for opioid addiction showed promise in a late-stage study, according to The Wall Street Journal. The study involved weekly and monthly injections […]
November 22, 2016

Are U.S. Teens More Depressed?

A recent study suggests that the number of U.S. teens with untreated depression may be on the rise. A recent article by Reuters Health notes that […]
November 22, 2016

Many Schools Try to Prevent Opioid Abuse Through Education Campaigns

Many schools around the country are trying to prevent opioid use through education campaigns. The Wall Street Journal reports that last year, CVS pharmacists made almost […]
November 18, 2016

Substance abuse and your community- METH Operation bust in Elmore County

Elmore County, AL– Shortly before Halloween there was a drug bust in Deatsville. The Elmore County Sheriff’s Office (ECSO) arrested James Dewayne Nix, 50 after a […]