Is substance abuse a coping mechanism for childhood abuse?
It can be easy to look at a teen using drugs or abusing alcohol and think that they made a choice to harm themselves. But what if it is a coping mechanism? What if this person couldn’t find or access any other form of help and this is the only way they know to escape…Read more
Teen cannabis use linked with adverse developmental and mental health outcomes
The more prevalent cannabis becomes in our society, the more we must seek to understand it. This means more studies on what cannabis actually does and how it affects the users, which comprise of all the age groups. Considering the lack of understanding of the effects of cannabis on its users, especially adolescents, a recent…Read more
How can parents identify drug abuse in teens?
Teen years are full of enthusiasm, anxiety, fears, and the process of growing up. Teens undergo puberty at this time which results in a cyclone of hormonal changes and fluctuating emotions in them. They are drawn towards the opposite sex, indulge in risky behavior such as fast driving and sex with multiple partners, and also…Read more
Should medical marijuana dispensaries be away from schools?
Considering the fact that medical marijuana is now legal in 29 states in the United States, parents of teens are growing concerned about how the location of medical marijuana dispensaries may affect their communities and neighborhoods. According to a recently conducted national poll by the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital on Children’s Health, majority of the…Read more