Teens and Smoking
18December

Teens and Smoking

It’s no secret that smoking is the leading preventable cause of death in the United States. This highly addictive habit can lead to life-long consequences and accounts for one-third of cancer deaths. Nicotine, the main ingredient in c

Online Predators and Your Teen
18December

Online Predators and Your Teen

Protecting Your Teen From Online Predators When people think of online predators, the most common thoughts amongst parents are “that’ll never happen to my kid” or “they only go after little kids and I have a teenage

Teens and Peer Pressure
18December

Teens and Peer Pressure

Teenagers have to deal with many new challenges as they are given more freedom and responsibly. One of these challenges is dealing with peer pressure. Peer pressure is defined as the influence exerted by a peer group, encouraging individual

Teens and Gambling
18December

Teens and Gambling

Teenagers are used to taking chances every day in order to figure out just who they are. Teens may also indulge in games of chance, which could become a major issue. A 2002 study by Martin Lazoritz, MD, in Florida found that 70 percent of

Gangs and Teens
18December

Gangs and Teens

The Connection Between Teens and Gangs There are times where teens become involved in gangs and gang activities. “Gangs” have been around for longer than you might expect. Many different gangs also have roots in the different p

Binge Drinking and your Teenager
18December

Binge Drinking and your Teenager

The Obvious Negative Effects of Binge Drinking Although teen binge drinking cannot be defined by one worldwide consensus, the most used definition is the consumption of 5 or more drinks for men and four or more drinks for women at one time

Warning Signs of an Eating Disorder
13December

Warning Signs of an Eating Disorder

By Craig Rogers

Know the Signs and Symptoms of Teen Eating Disorders It can happen overnight. One day, a seemingly normal, grounded teenager can go from happy to choosing the sorts of self-destructive behaviors that are telltale signs of an eating disorde

Warning Signs and Symptoms of Teen Huffing
13December

Warning Signs and Symptoms of Teen Huffing

By Craig Rogers

The National Survey on Drug Use and Health reported in 2011 that nearly ten percent of teens aged twelve and up had tried huffing. Household substances such as correcting fluid, spray paint, adhesives, or cooking spray may be inhaled to obt