father and son discussing the difference between Prescription Drugs vs Street Drugs

Prescription Drugs VS. Street Drugs: What Are The Dangers?

When it comes to teen drug abuse, parents are understandably worried. In addition to the drugs themselves, you are concerned about the unsafe situations that often go with them. The “drug scene” changes over time, with some drugs gaining popularity with teens and college students, new drugs being invented, along with new ways to do…

teen on stairs thinking about teen depression and substance abuse

Teen Depression and Substance Abuse

Teen depression and substance abuse are closely linked. Mental health problems can lead to self-medicating, where you use drugs and/or alcohol to alleviate symptoms like sadness. About 8% of adolescents suffer from depression, and 11.5% of high school seniors use illicit drugs other than marijuana at least annually. (1) The teenage years are stressful, awkward,…