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Posted on December 23, 2016 in Addiction

Similarities Between Sleepy Driving and Drunk Driving

Over half of adult drivers in the U.S. get behind the wheel while drowsy at least once every year, and close to 40% have actually fallen asleep while driving at one time or another. In December 2016, the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety published a study that compared the safety-related impact of driving while sleepy to the impact of driving while intoxicated. The authors of this study found that if you drive without getting enough sleep, you very well may pose the same danger to yourself and other drivers as someone who drives while legally drunk. With this in mind, let’s take a closer look at some of the similarities between sleepy driving and drunk driving.

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borderline personality disorder among teens

Posted on November 30, 2015 in adolescent addiction treatment

Should You Let Your Teen Have Alcohol at the Holiday Table? It Depends, Science Says

It seems like just yesterday that your son was sitting with his cousins at the card table in the living room for the holiday meal. Now, he is 18 and coming home for break after his first semester away at school. Of course he has graduated from the kids’ table — he has been part of the main event for several years now — but is the “college man” ready to enjoy the entire holiday grownup spread, including the Cabernet that you so carefully picked out to pair with the prime rib? 

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Sneaky Warning Signs That Your Teen May Be Using Drugs

Posted on September 25, 2015 in Adolescents

Sneaky Warning Signs That Your Teen May Be Using Drugs

If you’re one of those parents who thinks her teen would never in a million years use drugs, and you cite her straight-A report card and extracurricular activities as proof, you could be making a dangerous assumption. Forty-nine percent of 12th graders have at least tried an illicit substance. Even good students and well-rounded teenagers experiment with drugs. Instead of assuming your child would never use drugs, be aware. Know both the physical and behavioral signs of drug use and watch for them in your teen.

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Should Parents Be Punished for Teen Drinking?

Posted on June 5, 2015 in Teen Drinking

Should Parents Be Punished for Teen Drinking?

In nationwide efforts to curb underage drinking, not everyone agrees about the burden of responsibility and even culpability that should be placed on parents. Many people feel that parents have only a limited ability to stop adolescents who are determined to drink and therefore cannot be blamed for teen alcohol use. However, many others feel that parents should be held responsible when teens drink at home, even if they are not aware of the drinking.

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Stay Safe on Spring Break

Posted on March 6, 2015 in Teen Drug Addiction

Stay Safe on Spring Break

If you’re a college student, you may be looking forward to a fun vacation on a warm, sunny beach to break away from the daily grind of studying, lectures and textbooks. School can be stressful, and you’ve worked hard all year long to keep your grades up. You deserve some rest and relaxation. However, you’re probably aware that there are some risks involved in going on a trip for spring break.

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