Tag: kids

  • Time to Act: Helping parents deal with teens and drugs

    Parents are always looking for help on how to parent when it comes to teens and drugs. Well, the new tool from drugfree.org, called Time To Act, may provide just the help parents want. The tool has┬áseparate┬ásections for parents who fear their kids may be trying drugs or for those who know for sure. Check […]

  • Teens and drugs: Drug use statistics and treatment that works

    Here are some drug use statistics: Over 80% of teens engage in some form of deviant behavior (1). Over 50% of high-school seniors admit to having used drugs (2). Only 10%-15% of the population develop drug addiction problems related to their drug use (1). The question is: If the majority of teens experiment with drug […]

  • Early drug use problems: Kids, inhalants, and huffing.

    22.9 million Americans report trying inhalants at least once in their lives. When it comes to drug use problems, inhalants are often the first drugs that kids decide to experiment with. The habit is often called huffing. While use of alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, cocaine, ecstasy, and other drugs peaks around the 12th grade, inhalant use […]

  • Maybe its not all about friends: Parents, race, alcohol, and drug abuse

    contributing author: Gacia Tachejian Have you ever asked yourself where it is that kids learn about drug use? Parents have long been known to protect their young ones from “bad” influences from outside, but a recent study at Yale shows that a major source influence still exists within the home. Interestingly, the researchers, headed by […]

  • Kids perceive regular marijuana use less risky – Some tips.

    The pendulum swings again. After years of decreases in use and in perceptions about use, a recent report indicates that high-school kids are once again beginning to use , and consider less risky the use of, marijuana. The movement is no doubt part of a semi-regular cycle. After lack of awareness about prescription drugs and […]