plague of addiction is growing ever larger in its scope. This plague has infected the most vulnerable and valuable asset in our world today: our youth. The most shocking realization is the extent of drug use, ...Continue Reading "Addiction: The Monster That is Claiming Our Future"February 2005
hout even realizing it, many parents are providing teenagers and their friends access to what has become the second most popular drug after marijuana: prescription drugs. It is estimated that an overwhelming on...Continue Reading "Parents: the Oblivious Drug Suppliers"March 2005
220;They want to be their kids’ best friend and make sure they’re having fun, but what kids really need is for parents to be parents,” -Marsha Moritz (Parent Engagement Network)...Continue Reading "Just Say NO: to Your Kids"April 2005
roid use among teenagers is rising at an alarming rate, hitting an all time high in 2002, according to the NIDA. Harvard Medical School did a study that same year and found a shocking 500,000 teenage boys used ...Continue Reading "Steroids"
ohol is the number one abused drug among teenagers today. Approximately 7% of the nation’s eighth graders; 18% of tenth graders; and 30% of twelfth graders report they have been drunk during the last mont...Continue Reading "Alcohol"July 2005
of the most dangerous substances abused by children and teens can be easily found underneath your kitchen sink or on a shelf in your pantry. These toxic substances are collectively referred to as inhalants ...Continue Reading "Inhalants"August 2005
t would you do if you found out your teen had a potentially fatal brain disease? This disease, if not treated, would eventually consume your child for good. Most parents would immediately seek help and go strai...Continue Reading "Brain Disease"September 2005
#8217;s that time of the year again. All the kids are getting ready for school. You are stressed over school supplies, registration, and car-pooling the whole neighborhood… but have you considered the dan...Continue Reading "The Dangers of School"October 2005
ricans have a surplus of opinions about teenage sexuality. What they don’t have is cold hard facts. Every attempt to gather such information, such as Alfred Kinsey’s famous sex surveys in the 40...Continue Reading "New Survey on Teen Sex"November 2005
iety influences teenagers more now than in any other generation. Teenagers have a constant stream of voices coming from TV shows, video games, text messages, and radio stations. With the world at their fingerti...Continue Reading "Where did They Learn That?"December 2005
ing disorders are very serious. Left untreated, they can be fatal. In a society that is obsessed with thinness and dieting, children are pressured at a young age to be conscious of their weight. Young women are...Continue Reading "Eating Disorders"
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