popular topics in drugs and alcohol

  • Teens
    Preteen Drug Use
    Drugs and Preteens: How Much Do You Know?
    Take this quiz to see how much you know about preteen drug use and risk factors. ...
  • Kids
    Communicating With Your Child
    Talking to Your Children About Drugs
    Talking to Your Children About Drugs The other “big talk” that parents frequently find difficult is the talk about drugs. Unlike the topic of sex, there's really no need to modulate your message about drugs to suit your child's age—there ...
  • Senior Prom Drinking
    Prom
    The Senior Prom and Drinking: How to Start a Conversation
    The Scene: Your 18-year-old daughter and her date are invited to a pre-prom party at a friend's and several post-prom parties. You want her to have a wonderful time, but you're worried about her drinking. When you raise the issue with her, she ro...
    Alvin Poussaint, M.D. and Susan Linn, Ed.D.
  • Teens
    Talking About Sex
    Talking to Teens About Sex and Substance Abuse
    Talking to Teens About Sex and Substance Abuse Even before young people begin talking about dating or who is “seeing” whom, it’s time to bring up the subject of sex. Don’t wait for an opening or the right time. Just do it. The way you a...
  • Teens
    Drugs and Alcohol
    Teen Drug Abuse
    Teen Drug Abuse Illicit drug use is beginning to make a comeback among American young people, say researchers at the University of Michigan who have studied the topic. They note a sharp rise in marijuana use and significant increases in the numb...
  • Teens
    Drugs and Alcohol
    Teens and Drinking
    Teens and Drinking In a national survey conducted recently by the University of Michigan's Institute for Social Research and the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 50,000 student in grades 8, 10, and 12 were interviewed on their drinking habits. H...
  • Teens
    Substance Abuse
    Son Caught Smoking Pot
    If you catch your child smoking pot in his room, should you call the police? ...
  • Teens
    Drugs and Alcohol
    Talking About Drugs and Alcohol with Your Teen
    Talking About Drugs and Alcohol with Your Teen The Younger the Better While some parents take the attitude that there's nothing wrong with a little experimentation, many more would prefer that their children stay away from cigarettes, drugs, an...
  • Teens
    Overdose
    Treating the Most Common Overdoses
    Treating the Most Common Overdoses Drug overdose is a serious matter. Unfortunately, many adults and teens suffer from its slings. Usually drug overdose is a mask, hiding other problems: insecurity, self-loathing, a sense of failure, or deep and...
  • Teens
    Alcohol Abuse
    Getting Help for Alcohol Abuse
    Getting Help for Alcohol Abuse People have so many excuses for not getting help with their alcohol addiction. The excuse we hear over and over again is: “I don't need help. I can stop drinking at any time.” This is not true. When you are add...
  • Teens
    Alcohol Abuse
    Drug and Alcohol Quiz
    How can you tell if your teen is using drugs or alcohol? Take this quiz and find out! ...
  • Teens
    Eating Disorders
    Self-Abuse, Eating Disorders, and Addiction
    Self-Abuse, Eating Disorders, and Addiction Life for older children is increasingly stressful. When stress and depression turn inward, many kids turn against their own bodies. While eating disorders and substance abuse and addiction are all form...
  • Teens
    Drugs and Alcohol
    Resources: Drugs, Alcohol, and Tobacco
    Resources: Drugs, Alcohol, and Tobacco Teens & Tobacco: A Fatal Attractionby Susan S. Lang, Beth H. MarksDrawing on a variety of current documents, books, and articles, the authors emphatically make their point regarding the medical risks associa...
  • Teens
    Alcohol Abuse
    When Your Child Drinks Alcohol
    Don't overreact to a child's "experiments" with alcohol -- but do spend some time discussing this. ...
  • Annoyed teenage girl
    Drug Addiction
    Teens and Meth Use
    Teens and Meth Use Teenagers encounter peer pressure every day. Wanting to fit in and feel like they belong, many teens are tempted by drugs and alcohol, which are readily available to them. These kids may think their experiments with drugs can b...
    Julie Deaner
  • Teens
    Drugs and Alcohol
    Daughter's Email Mentions Drugs
    A parent is upset upon discovering references to buying and using drugs in her daughter's email. ...
  • Teens
    Alcohol Abuse
    Teen Drinks Heavily
    Our expert advises a teen to reconsider his drinking behavior and find better ways to get what he are seeking. ...
  • Teens
    Drugs and Alcohol
    Father Finds Drug Paraphernalia
    A parent asks how he should act in the face of discovering risky and illegal behavior on the part of his son's friend and most likely his son. ...