A featured article from Dr. Lisa R. Fortuna, MD, MPH, expert on teen addiction who helps outline mental health issues for parents. Here, she considers the research on the social and neuro-developmental factors related to teen substance use disorders and mental health, and translates that into everyday language and practical recommendations.
How can smokers intervene on the biological, psychological, and emotional forces which drive nicotine addiction? A new idea outlined here, with a section at the end for your questions.
Is cold turkey withdrawal from crack always advised? We review the steps you can take to safely stop taking crack here.
When and how did people beginning taking ecstasy? Where are patterns of use taking us in the future? Here, we explore more about MDMA, its abuse history, and future.
Did you grow up in a home where emotional pain was part of every day life? Here, we outline the steps you can take to let go of the pain that’s holding you back. Then, share your story at the end.
A review of some of the more common behaviors of heroin addicts, and how you can intervene to help save a life.
How are unmarked energy drinks changing the way teens consume caffeine? Here, we explore how the new drinks industry is targeting our youngest consumers in a bid to create a new lifelong habit.
You can expect symptoms of extreme fatigue, depression, and restlessness during the acute phases of cocaine detox. How long do they last and how can these symptoms be treated? We review here.
Why do we self-medicate with medicines like morphine? And how can we move beyond this coping mechanism? Explore more here.
Drug addictions can begin in public and private schools from middle school onward. So, how are schools addressing the problem? Stats on drug use and how suggestions for how parents can prevent drug use in teens here.