• 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
    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
    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
    Preteen Drug Use
    Thirteen-Year-Old Caught Drinking
    Much drug and alcohol experimentation begins as early as 10 or 11 years of age. ...
  • Teens
    Substance Abuse
    Son Caught Smoking Pot
    If you catch your child smoking pot in his room, should you call the police? ...
  • Teens
    Substance Abuse Counseling
    Adult Daughter Has Drinking Problem
    A mother seeks advice on how to help her daughter with a drinking problem. ...
  • Teens
    Smoking Pot
    Teen Smoking Pot
    Our expert tells a teen, "I am here to tell you that you can feel a lot better about yourself and your life." ...
  • Teens
    Substance Abuse
    Substance Abuse on Campus
    Substance Abuse on CampusVisiting College Campuses If you're the parent of a college-bound student, you're probably shaken by the tragic news stories involving kids, drugs, and alcohol that crop up every year across the country. Although you can'...
    Betsy Van Dorn