You probably see and hear a lot about alcohol—from TV, movies, music, and your friends. But what are the real facts about underage alcohol use? Read More
The time will come in almost every teen’s life when they are confronted with drugs or alcohol. Some lucky ones may not experience this kind of peer pressure, but the unfortunate ...
Warmer months are exciting times for high school students. Spring break, proms and graduation parties provide opportunities for young adults to let loose, kick back and celebrate the end of the ...
We would save ourselves a lot of trouble and hassle if we could find ways to manage stress and busy days in ways other than drinking alcohol. Our natural reaction to ...
You might be unsure of what to say to your teen about underage drinking, and your teen might try to dodge the conversation. To start the discussion, choose a time when ...
It’s a display that could save a life. And with drug and alcohol abuse taking hundreds of lives in the St. Louis area every year, it’s a display every parent should ...
Every spring, a new crop of teens begins the rite of passage known as Prom. There are dresses, date proposals, limo rentals and after-parties for the kids. Along with the price ...
It is common knowledge that the drinking age in the United States is 21. However, by age 13, one third of boys and about one fourth of girls have tasted alcohol. ...
Some of the most common concerns for parents of adolescents are tobacco, alcohol, and drugs. The pressure to experiment with these substances can come from friends and peers. If you suspect ...
Founded and sponsored by NCADD (National Council On Alcoholism and Drug Dependence), Alcohol Awareness Month was established in 1987 to help reduce the stigma so often associated with alcoholism by encouraging ...
Alcoholism is when your body is completely dependent on alcohol. You cannot control your drinking and you continue to drink despite its negative effects on your life. Check out some of ...
The rates of teen drinking and drug use in the United States and the UK have fallen over the last 10 years. According to the New York Times, researchers are attributing ...
There is no such thing as “safe” drinking when it comes to alcohol use be teens. Research shows that young people’s brains keep developing well into their 20s. Alcohol can alter ...
Alcohol is the most frequently used drug by teenagers in the United States. Significant statistics regarding alcohol use in teens include that about half of junior high and senior high school ...
Adolescents who do not get enough sleep are more at risk for alcohol and marijuana use, concludes the results of research published this month in the Journal of Adolescent Health. This ...
Giving your kids the keys to a car is one of the scariest moments of parenthood. “Will they make safe choices?” is always a parents’ haunting concern. I was involved in ...
The time will come in almost every teen’s life when they are confronted with drugs or alcohol. Some lucky ones may not experience this kind of peer pressure, but the unfortunate ...
Have ever looked at your teenager and wondered: “Why does my teen do that?” This has become a regular thought in my household lately. From mood swings to risk taking, “normal ...
If you’re a teen or young adult, it may seem like a lot of fun to get high or drunk. When you look at your friends who are intoxicated, they don’t ...
America’s teens are smoking and drinking less as well as consuming few drugs, according to an annual survey measuring teen substance abuse in the U.S., and some experts credit effective parenting ...
The use of alcohol, marijuana, prescription medications and illicit substances declined among U.S. teens again in 2016, continuing a long-term trend, according to a study released on Tuesday by the National ...
It was a hot summer’s night in 1992, a year when nightclubs throughout the country were blaring Sir Mix-a-Lot’s “Baby Got Back” and Kris Kross’ “Jump.” Crop tops and high-waisted jeans ...
With the holidays fast approaching, Putnam CTC is offering the following tips when it comes to Teenage Holiday Parties. Read More
Binge drinking is defined as consuming four or more drinks within two hours for women, and five or more drinks for men. In the U.S., the NIAAA says it is a ...
Teen addictions are increasing drastically in the United States. Based on a recent study, there is 15 percent of teens engaging in substance abuse, and 15.5 percent of teens have smoked, ...
Chances are, you aren’t exactly thrilled when you wake up to a text you sent the night before professing your undying love an ex, or that nugget of “truth” you felt ...
It seems that every generation feels the need to push the limits when it comes to risky behavior. For teens today, that means bypassing the old-fashioned rum-and-Cokes and heading straight for ...
‘Teens’ is a decisive period of your child’s life. They will have to face several crucial stages while moving towards adolescence. Consciously or unconsciously, they might feel they don’t need you, ...
Underage drinking is a critical public health issue in America. Drinking is associated with the leading causes of death among young people including car crashes, unintentional injuries, murder and suicide. A ...
“So, how was your day? Anything exciting happen?” asked the mother as she picked up her daughter from school. Her teenage daughter grunted as she got into the car, “Just the ...