Teens and Steroid Abuse

Steroid use among teens is a major problem because of the negative health consequences that can result. Among all drugs abused by teens, steroids are not the most popular, but they can be extremely damaging. Boys are more likely than girls to use them, but all teens are susceptible to the temptation to use these…

You Caught Your Teen Smoking, Now What?

People still smoke, which is hard to believe given everything we know about the health hazards. Among American adults, 18 percent of the population, or 42 million people, still smoke. Still, the rate of smoking has declined greatly over the last several decades and continues to go down. You don’t smoke. Your partner doesn’t smoke.…

How to Teen-Proof Summer Vacation

Teens love summer. School is out. They have more time to hang out with friends. And, if both parents work, they get to enjoy the freedom of unsupervised time. For many teens, this is a chance to demonstrate maturity and responsibility, but there are also risks. Unsupervised teens are more likely to experiment with drugs…