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My Son Confessed That He's Tried Pot! Should I Punish Him?

Dear AdviceMama, My 15-year old son just admitted to me he tried marijuana over the summer. I have no idea how to handle this. I talked to him about drug use, making good choices, my disappointment in him, etc., but do I punish him? How sh...
My 15-year old son just admitted to me he tried marijuana over the summer.

Teen Drug Use of Marijuana, Ecstasy on an Upswing

Drug and alcohol use are on the upswing among teens. Credit: Getty Images
Just when you thought you could take a breather from stressing over your teen doing drugs, a new study shows pot, booze and ecstasy use are on the upswing.
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Ecstasy use among teens is up 70 percent since 2008.

Sorry, Sgt. Friday, Pot Smoking Might Not Lead to Hard Drugs

Credit: Eric Risberg, AP
Sgt. Joe Friday was ... was ... wrong? Marijuana is not a gateway to other drugs, according to a study to be published in the September issue of the Journal of Health and Social Behavior. But who can forget Sgt. Fri...

Worst Babysitter Ever?

They've never found Bigfoot. The Loch Ness Monster? I don't think so. But The Worst Babysitter In The History of Babysitting? Yep. I think this is her. Let's look at the facts. Brandy Albright was babysitting a 2 year old boy in Port St. Luc...

Suburban moms discover ecstasy

Very few people in my high school managed to get through those years without at least dabbling in recreational drugs. While I think that speaks volumes about the high school I attended, it also reveals the inexperience and ignorance of most of our pa...

Summer jobs can lead to drug experimentation

According to Drug Free America, summer can mean more than swimming, sunning and shopping for some teenagers. June, July and August are also the months in which teens are more likely to try marijuana for the first time. And as much as parents might wa...

Study: Teen drug use at school getting worse

Back when I was in high school, drug use at my school was common. We had a school-sanctioned smoking area for students, located in a courtyard between two wings of the school. Few students were actually old enough to legally smoke, yet hundreds gathe...

Al Gore III in trouble for speeding and drugs

It must be hard to be the child of a public person. Not only does everybody know who your parent is, you likely feel the pressure to live up to that image. And if you are not able to follow in the footsteps of your famous parent, many people know. In...

Teens report less drug use

A government report, summarized on the L.A. Times web site yesterday, reported that fewer teens are abusing illegal drugs, though the rate of illicit drug use among all Americans has remained steady over the last three years. The number of youths age...

Home drug testing kits sent home at school open house

Parents who have children at Winnisquam Regional Middle School in Tilton, New Hampshire will have the opportunity to pick up more than just class schedules at the school's upcoming open house night. Home drug testing kits will be available to any and...

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