teen drug use
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.
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.Fo...Ecstasy use among teens is up 70 percent since 2008.
Cigarette smoking is down among teens, but pot use is up. Credit: Chris Jackson, Getty Images There's good news and bad news for parents of teens: Your kids are just saying no to cigarettes and binge drinking, but they're saying yes to...Tobacco use and binge drinking is down among teens, but more are saying yes to pot.
Rural teens are more likely than their urban counterparts to dip into the medicine cabinet. Credit: Getty ImagesContrary to popular belief that the world's a popping, snorting, prescription drug pharmacy for city-dwelling teens, it turns out the...Urban and rural teens experiment with illegal drugs the same amount -- but the country kids are more likely to dip into Mom and Dad's prescription pills.
Your kids are probably telling you what you want to hear. Credit: Getty ImagesYour teenager insists he isn't taking drugs, and you believe him. Sucker. A new study shows teenagers are 52 times more likely to test positive for cocaine than ...Get this: Teens lie about doing drugs.
High school, for me, had its issues. I don't think I'm alone when I say that. But with the exception of a broken law or two here or there (all in good fun, of course), not one of those issues involved the words meth-laced ecstasy. It's enough to keep...
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...
Every parent knows to keep harmful substances locked up and out of baby's reach. It seems our teenagers need the same protection. According to a new report released by White House drug czar John Walters, the most common illegal drugs teens are using ...
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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