Prescription for Danger

December 30, 2008 by  
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Kids are under the dangerously false impression that prescription medications carry less risk than illegal drugs bought on the street. Expert say teenagers are often willing to take any medication as long as it produces an altered state. An incredibly risky trend in prescription drug abuse is poly-drugging; taking a combination of prescription medications at the same time or taking them while consuming... 

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Telling the Kids

October 4, 2008 by  
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Whether by force or choice, politicians, celebrities and even neighbors are admitting to illegal drug and alcohol use. But as a parent, would you tell? And just for fun, let’s make it even more interesting. Would you tell if your children asked you directly? “Yes, there are some things that are none of the child’s business, like details about a parent’s sex life, licensed psychologist Dr. Vicki... 

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It’s Not Easy Being Teen

August 4, 2008 by  
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A lot of parents are just blown away when they discover that kids of 10 and 11 years old have heard about the issues of drugs or alcohol or sex and smoking. Children as early as 10, 11, 12 years old are well on their way to becoming cognitive thinkers. And it’s up to parents to make the adjustments to the realities. Like it or not. “We owe it to the children to make that shift,” said... 

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