Prescription Painkillers Seen as a Gateway to Heroin

Feb 11,2014

The following article appeared today in the NY Times and explores the issues of opiate addiction and the rise in heroin use in the U.S. The life of a heroin addict is not the same as it was 20 years … Read More

TEENS AND STRESS: BAD HABITS BEGIN EARLY

The following article, by Sharon Jayson of USA Today, discusses teens and stress. Teens say they’re feeling the stress in all areas of their lives, from school to friends, work and family. And they aren’t always using healthy methods to cope, … Read More

Being Well Off Doesn’t Mean Your Kids Won’t have Problems

The following article focuses on the affluent youth and the fact that they are more susceptible to substance abuse, depression, anxiety and other problems than their less fortunate counterparts.  The author of the article is Suniya Luthar.  Suniya S. Luthar … Read More

Local Teens Send a Message

Feb 03,2014

On January 31st, 2014, the Friday before Super Bowl Sunday, Byram Hills High School Peer Leaders and students from the SADD Club worked in partnership with the North Castle Community Coalition to place stickers on four hundred pizza boxes. This … Read More

“Your Beautiful Brain is Still Developing”

Jan 29,2014

WHY IT’S STILL A BIG DEAL IF YOUR TEEN SMOKES POT! This article appeared last week in Time magazine and really hits home on an issue which is all but ignored when discussing the legalization of marijuana – how it … Read More

National Drug Fact Week

Jan 28,2014

National Drug Facts Week (NDFW) is a health observance week for teens that aims to shatter the myths about drugs and drug abuse. Through community-based events and activities on the Web, on TV, and through contests, NIDA* (National Institute on … Read More

6 Major Parenting Mistakes to Avoid

Jan 25,2014

Let’s face it—we are all imperfect parents in one way or another. Even though we realize that no one gets it right all the time, it’s still easy to judge and label yourself a “good parent” or “bad parent” depending … Read More

How Marijuana Affects the Adolescent Brain

This video from the University of Maryland School of Medicine examines the effects of marijuana on the teenage brain. Interestingly, research now shows that marijuana use during the teen years has a greater impact on the brain in the long … Read More

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