How Prescription Drugs are Destroying your Teen

How Prescription Drugs are Destroying your Teen

The Not-So-Obvious Epidemic Prescription drug abuse affects millions of Americans every year in every demographic. However, young adults ages 18-25 are more likely to take prescription drugs for nonmedical purposes. While many may believe that prescriptions drugs are...
How a Parent’s Attitude Influences Teen Drug Use

How a Parent’s Attitude Influences Teen Drug Use

Substance use among teens, including alcohol, marijuana, prescription medicines, and other drugs, is a rampant problem in the United States. While many parents are aware of the problem itself, they may not realize just how their own attitude, as well as societal...
Your DNA Can Determine… Addiction?

Your DNA Can Determine… Addiction?

A call was placed to the Sheriff’s department late one Saturday night. The caller frantic and sobbing was pleading to send an ambulance to his house.  Some girl was found unresponsive in the back bedroom with a baggie of heroin and needles. She appeared to have...
5 Places Your Teen is Hiding Drugs

5 Places Your Teen is Hiding Drugs

Five Common Places Teens may be hiding their substances in your Home Many teenagers are more clever than parents give them credit for. Teens know the old tried and true hiding spots their parents used don’t work anymore, and possess a veritable list of alternative...
“Pink”: A Synthetic Drug Quietly Sweeping the Nation

“Pink”: A Synthetic Drug Quietly Sweeping the Nation

Tragic Results from Trying Pink Grant Seaver and Ryan Ainsworth were two 13 year old friends from Park City, Utah that did things middle school boys were supposed to do: go to the movies on Friday night, learn how to use a locker, and talk to girls for the first time....
How Maternal Smoking May Be Linked to ADHD

How Maternal Smoking May Be Linked to ADHD

Can Maternal Smoking Expose Newborns to ADHD? New evidence shows that early maternal exposure to nicotine can result in genetic changes that continue to affect the baby’s brain cells well into childhood, according to a new mouse study at Yale University. The findings...
Is there a child mental health crisis?

Is there a child mental health crisis?

Child Mental Health Crisis, Fact or Fiction? It is now common for media reports to mention a ‘child mental health crisis’ with claims that anxiety and depression in children are rising to catastrophic levels. The evidence behind these claims can be a little hard to...
New Chewable ADHD Medication, Adzenys, Has Some Worried

New Chewable ADHD Medication, Adzenys, Has Some Worried

A Chewable Drug for ADHD Adzenys XR-ODT was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in January as a treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children. Adzenys is a flavored amphetamine extended-release orally disintegrating tablet,...