Here’s another update on a cultural trend that should come as no surprise. A study of more than twenty-five hundred subjects ages thirteen to twenty four has found that those who vape nicotine only, THC only, or both nicotine and…
The Dangers of Teen Alcohol Use
Sadly, alcohol use and abuse has been seen as a normal rite of passage for kids over the course of several generations. But do you know that aside from the moral and spiritual reasons to be concerned, there are a…
Why Do Kids Drink Alcohol?
The folks at drugfree.org recently released a guide to help parents understand current trends among teenagers in regards to alcohol consumption. In the guide, parents are given four answers to the question, “Why do young people drink alcohol?” The first…
Students Pushing Back on Big Tobacco
Kudos to the group of almost one hundred Hawaiian high school students who last month rallied at their state capital to request that state lawmakers take action against big tobacco. Knowing just how dangerous and addicting tobacco use is, the…
Snapchat and Fentanyl
Earlier this year, Amy Neville, a mother from San Diego, testified before lawmakers regarding a tragedy that occurred in her life back in June 2020. Neville had gone into her fourteen-year-old son’s bedroom to wake him up so that they…
Social Media and Cannabis Use
I recently ran across a social media meme that pictures some cannabis, along with this message: negative effects of smoking weed include, less weed. It’s one of many weed-friendly social media posts that researchers say are influencing teenagers and their…
To Drink or Not To Drink: 5 Things to Communicate to Transitioning College Students
As you engage in conversations with college-bound students about drinking, here are 5 things to be sure to communicate. Download the free handout here.