a mom talks to her daughter about teen experimentation

Signs That Your Teen Is Experimenting With Drugs

It’s no secret that teen drug experimentation often begins recreationally. In time, teens will desire the feeling they get from being high and abuse drugs more often. Teen drug use puts them at risk emotionally, mentally, and physically. As a parent, it is your responsibility to notice the signs of your young adult using drugs.…

a girl contemplates taking adderall without a prescription

How Many Teens Have Access to Adderall Without a Prescription?

Adderall is often safely prescribed for patients with attention deficit disorder (ADD) or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). There are other conditions for which this medication is often helpful, such as narcolepsy, depression, and chronic fatigue. But when Adderall is abused by individuals seeking a mood boost or enhanced alertness, Adderall’s side effects can be…

a group is happy to be able to be free of teen addiction

Are Teens More at Risk for Addiction Than Adults?

Teen addiction is a growing issue for families. Unfortunately, it is easy for teens to experiment with drugs and alcohol and become addicted at alarming rates. According to the National Center for Drug Abuse Statistics, an estimated 86 percent of teens know someone who actively abuses drugs, alcohol, or cigarettes daily. And although adults can…

a group is happy to be free of teen peer pressure

Saying ‘No’ to Peer Pressure on Independence Day

The Fourth of July is right around the corner. As the nation gets closer to celebrating its independence, our excitement gets even more significant. From family cookouts to fireworks, Independence Day is all about unity and solidarity. But for teens battling substance abuse, it can also be triggering. If you are worried about your teen…

two teens experiment with party drugs

How to Talk to Your Teen About Avoiding Party Drugs

Teenagers love to party and have fun with their friends. For some teens, the ability to socialize with peers is enough of an adrenaline rush. But for others, there is a need to use party drugs such as ecstasy, ketamine, or methamphetamine. Unfortunately, using party drugs even once can result in severe consequences for teens.…