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…Details
When advanced ALS confined him to a bed and round-the-clock care, John Arthur and his partner of 20 years, Jim Obergefell, chartered a private plane with the help of generous donations from family and friends and headed off to get married. But after traveling from their home state of Ohio to Washington, D.C., to tie…Details
Many teenagers still don’t appreciate the potential risks of prescription drugs, according to a recent study. However, the deadly epidemic of prescription drug abuse now results in more annual deaths than any illegal drug.
Legalized discrimination has real, tangible effects on the life prospects of those who are subject to its restrictions. Fortunately a number of laws have been passed in recent years that have made discrimination based on race, gender, physical impairment or sexual preference much more rare.
Consider two classroom scenarios: In the first, a teacher struggles to calm and reengage her class after the repeated disruptions of a student who cannot remain seated. He behaves impulsively—flipping over his desk and knocking books and papers out of other students’ hands—despite consequences (being removed from the reward system, being sent to the principal’s…Details
A new study from the University of Michigan warns that teens prescribed medications for anxiety or sleep disorders are at an increased risk for becoming drug abusers. The risk is significant, with teens prescribed these medications 12 times more likely than their peers to start abusing their drugs and require treatment for prescription drug abuse…Details
Sending a teen off to inpatient rehab is a heartbreaking thing to have to do as a parent, but it is the best way to help her heal from addiction. Once she’s been through a treatment program, she’s done the hard work, but not all of the work needed to be sober in the long…Details
The media’s coverage of and interest in issues important to the gay, lesbian and bisexual communities has increased in recent years. But the transgender population has, for the most part, been left on the outside looking in. Transgender men and women face enormous challenges in our society, but recognition and acknowledgement of that fact has…Details
In my journey toward recovery from sex and love addictions, I’ve come across many points of view about both the recovery process and the existence of the addictions themselves. Many friends of mine think that there’s no such thing as sex addiction or love addiction—I don’t come right out and tell them I’m in recovery…Details
New research from a team of American scientists indicates that younger and older teenagers involved in motor vehicle crashes experience an emotional trauma-related increase in their risks for developing depression or diagnosable alcohol problems.