teen alcohol and drug use

26 08, 2018

25 Dangerous Drugs and Their Street Names

2019-01-31T17:59:06+00:00August 26th, 2018|0 Comments

Kids these days. That’s what plenty of people think when the subject of drugs comes up. However, kids these days really aren’t that different from kids in the past. 25 Dangerous Drugs and Their Street Names One that has changed is the lingo. There are more ways to refer to drugs than ever before. There are also new and [...]

17 06, 2017

The Top 10 Smart Things You Can Do To Prevent Your Teen From Binge Drinking

2019-02-15T23:44:45+00:00June 17th, 2017|0 Comments

Preventing teens from binge drinking can be a difficult task. The pressures of underage drinking from peers can push adolescents to do things they would not, and when drunk, the risks of binge drinking are more likely. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism defines binge drinking as a pattern of drinking that brings a person’s blood alcohol concentration [...]

1 06, 2017

13 Things You Can Do to Prevent Your Kids from Using Drugs

2019-02-16T00:14:10+00:00June 1st, 2017|0 Comments

At some point in everyone’s life, it becomes their turn to learn about drugs. As a parent, it becomes your responsibility to prevent your kid from using drugs as well as you can. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, “By the time they are seniors, almost 70 percent of high school students will have tried alcohol, half will [...]

24 04, 2017

16 Facts about Cocaine Use in Washington State

2019-02-16T19:30:35+00:00April 24th, 2017|0 Comments

In WA State, cocaine use has been on a steady decline. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), “Primary cocaine treatment admissions continued to slowly decline for most age groups in the first half of 2013, compared with previous reporting periods. 16 Facts about Cocaine Use in Washington State For example, the proportion of primary cocaine admissions in [...]

5 03, 2017

How to Handle It: When You Catch Your Teen Using Drugs or Alcohol

2019-02-16T23:31:41+00:00March 5th, 2017|0 Comments

You’ve just found your teen is drinking alcohol or using drugs. What do you do? Anger and anxiety wells up within you and your mind starts racing. “I thought I had taught them better.” “Why are they doing this to their bodies?” “How could my child betray me?” “I thought I could trust my child.” “Why didn’t I see the signs?” “What do I do [...]

15 12, 2016

What Parents Need to Know About the Dangers of Huffing

2019-02-17T23:25:18+00:00December 15th, 2016|0 Comments

According to the Foundation for a Drug-Free World, 1 out of every 5 adolescents in America will have used inhalants by the time they reach the eighth grade. Yet, despite the fact that inhalants are the most-frequently-abused substance by adolescents and young teenagers (ages 12 and 13), most parents are woefully ignorant about the practice of “huffing”. What is “Huffing” [...]

1 12, 2016

Adolescent Drug Use: Who’s Most at Risk and Which Drugs Are Being Abused?

2019-02-17T23:57:12+00:00December 1st, 2016|0 Comments

“Adolescent patterns of drug abuse are very different from drug use patterns in adults. The uniqueness of adolescent drug abuse means that drug-dependent teenagers usually are not successfully treated with adult-directed therapy.” ~ Dr. Ken C. Winters, PhD, Adolescent Substance Abuse: New Frontiers in Assessment With all of the temptations and dangers available in today’s world, it can be stressful [...]

15 10, 2016

Top 10 Most Dangerous Party Drugs

2019-02-18T21:40:00+00:00October 15th, 2016|8 Comments

"The data are clear that it's moved out of the club scene. We are now seeing the drugs used by everybody. Parents can't just say, "My kid doesn't go to clubs, so I don't need to worry about it."" ~ Alan Leshner, former head of the National Institute on Drug Abuse Since the 1970s, there has been an association between [...]