Symptoms and Conditions: Drugs and Alcohol

Are teen drug use levels improving?

Drug use among our teens is at its lowest level since 1975 according to a report just released by the National Institute of Drug Abuse. Based upon a survey of 45,473 high school students, “The results show a continued long-term … Continue reading

5 myths about the modern teen

After discussing with me his best friend’s first sexual experiences, a young teen erroneously proclaimed that, “Everyone in high school has sex before they graduate.” Believing in something doesn’t make it true. I spend lots of time dispelling myths that … Continue reading

Will my 7 year old be addicted to drugs?

Question I know that many kids in high school experiment with drugs, which terrifies me given my own problems as a teen. My daughter is only seven-years-old but can I do anything now to help prevent her from getting addicted … Continue reading

Preventing birth defects

The 2014 National Birth Defects Prevention Month theme is “Birth Defects are Common, Costly and Critical.” Birth defects are an issue that not only effect a child, but have the potential to impact the entire community. In honor of National Birth Defects … Continue reading

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