Tag Archive for addiction

Teen Drug Use Stable, But Marijuana Use...

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Nearly 40% of all 12th-graders surveyed had used some sort of illicit drug in the past year

Addicted To Technology

on December 29, 2017 by

The Sneaky Science Behind Your Kid’s Tech Obsessions

Ed Sheeran Reflects On His 2 Year...

on December 29, 2017 by

“I go on it and there’s nothing but people saying mean things. One comment ruins your day.”

Smartphone Addiction Creates Imbalance...

on December 1, 2017 by

The addicted teenagers had significantly higher scores in depression, anxiety, insomnia severity and impulsivity

Iceland Knows How To Stop Teen Substance...

on November 25, 2017 by

State funding for organised sport and other clubs has increased in Iceland to give kids new ways to feel like part of…

Manage Your Family’s Screen Time…...

on November 4, 2017 by

Put down your phone and get back to your life

When “Connected” Means ...

on November 3, 2017 by

“The new 2018 Ford F-150 with SYNC Connect and available Wi-Fi means you and the family can stay connected.”

Get Inside Your Adolescent’s Brain To...

on October 20, 2017 by

To effectively counsel teens about dangers associated with substance use, think in developmental terms

Book: 12 Ways Your Phone Is Changing You

on August 2, 2017 by

Do You Control Your Phone — Or Does Your Phone Control You?

Overdose Fatalities From Opioids Hit New...

on January 8, 2017 by

Fentanyl remains chief culprit in early 2016 data in several cities, states

Family Dinners And Their Impact Teen...

on January 7, 2017 by

Insights family engagement expert

The Drawbacks Of Constant Connectivity&...

on January 5, 2017 by

Do you ever think about the ramifications of “constant connectivity” with our devices?
Do your kids?

Parents Put Your Phone Away: An Addict&...

on January 1, 2017 by

Why Do We Get Addicted?

Mysterious Illness Tied To Marijuana Use...

on December 29, 2016 by

In states with legal weed

Hallucinogenic Plant Gains Foothold In...

on December 27, 2016 by

Powerful psychedelic brew from the Amazon to overcome addiction, depression or psychological trauma

Killer Teen Drugs

on December 22, 2016 by

Inside the DEA: A chemist’s quest to identify mystery drugs

Kids Turn Violent As Parents Battle ...

on December 20, 2016 by


Book: Glow Kids

on December 20, 2016 by

How Screen Addiction Is Hijacking Our Kids-and How to Break the Trance

Internet Addiction May Signal Other...

on September 20, 2016 by

Canadian researchers say their findings could affect how psychiatrists approach people who spend a significant amount of time online​

Pediatric Group Says Doctors Should...

on September 8, 2016 by

Medical Schools Are Expanding Their Training To Help Future Dr’s Fight Opioid Abuse

52 Ways To Connect With Your Smartphone...

on September 1, 2016 by

Youtube interview: Jonathan McKee offers just the help you need to have meaningful interaction with your Smartphone Obsessed kids

Values: Kids And Screen Time

on July 19, 2016 by

A helpful-infographic

Teens Know They’re Addicted To Phones

on May 7, 2016 by

Report from Common Sense Media that involved 1,240 interviews with parents and their 12- to 18-year-old children

Half Of Teens Think They’re...

on May 6, 2016 by

50% of teens feel they are addicted to their mobile devices

Your Kid Might Be ‘Addicted’...

on May 5, 2016 by

Is that a problem?

Porn In The Digital Age

on April 27, 2016 by

New Research Reveals 10 Trends

Most Teens Who Misuse Prescription...

on March 12, 2016 by

Jim Liebelt

Chick-fil-A ‘Cell Phone Challenge&...

on March 2, 2016 by

“Family Challenge” and here’s how it works: Turn all family cell phones to silent and place in the cell phone coop

The Damage Of Porn

on February 26, 2016 by

More Widespread Than Teens Understand

Values: Today’s Teens Compared To...

on February 26, 2016 by

by Jonathan McKee

Nathan 12 Had Watched So Much Porn, He...

on February 17, 2016 by

We must also ask, “How do we train our kids to be pure in heart?”

Today’s Teens Are Better Than You,...

on February 16, 2016 by

Comparative data about risk-taking behavior among teenagers in every year back to 1972

Marijuana Poses Serious Consequences For...

on January 14, 2016 by

But Not Adults

Study: Teens And Substance Abuse

on January 14, 2016 by

Institute for Social Research

latest Teen Drug Use Stats Released&...

on December 28, 2015 by

Overall, 44,892 students from 382 public and private shools participated in the 2015 survey

Online Tool Reveals The Most Likely...

on December 24, 2015 by

Americans aged 45 to 54 are 170 per cent more likely to die of an opioid overdose than teenagers and those in…

High School Seniors Now Prefer Marijuana...

on December 17, 2015 by

Daily marijuana use surpassed cigarettes

Dad: Social Media Is My Drug

on December 11, 2015 by

Hurt by social media? It will happen someday. Come to rely on it as a source of comfort it will turn on…

I’m Addicted

on December 6, 2015 by

The drug is ac…

Discussion Starter: Teens Use Media 9...

on November 14, 2015 by

Discussion Starters for Student Small Groups

How To Leverage Addictive Tendencies In...

on October 8, 2015 by

Every commercial we watch taps into our appetite for immediate happiness. Our students are pushed…to feel better

Study: Family Structure Plays Role In...

on October 1, 2015 by

Over time, teens from intact families that were allowed to drink at home had the lowest levels of alcohol use and problems

Flashback 2012: Teens (Still) Getting...

on September 19, 2015 by

Since 2010, poison control..400% increase in calls related to children younger than 12 ingesting hand sanitizer

Captive Movie: Gripping Atlanta Hostage...

on September 11, 2015 by

Two broken, wounded souls navigated a risky journey about purpose, survival, faith and redemption

Family Posts Video Of Teen’s Brain...

on September 11, 2015 by

Brave teen left in wheelchair after taking ecstasy says: “This is what a tiny pill can do to you”

Dad Padlocks Daughter’s Closet...

on September 9, 2015 by

8th grader racked up $541 in charges…majority of data usage on instagram posts

Sex, Weed And MTV…

on September 1, 2015 by

what this generation is gleaning from the VMAs

Life Is Short…“Everything Is...

on August 25, 2015 by

Duggar, Fogle, and the rest of us…

Man And Daughter Pretend To Be Homeless,...

on August 11, 2015 by

Sometimes those who have less, are the ones who…

5 Scary Health Effects Of Sleep...

on August 7, 2015 by

90% of teens are sleep deprived — and the health costs could be significant

Study: Frequent Social Media Use May...

on July 30, 2015 by

Twenty-four percent of teenagers go online “almost constantly,”

Uk: Teens Are Less Likely To Have Smoked...

on July 25, 2015 by

The annual Health and Social Care Information Centre survey of 6,000 pupils aged 11 to 15

Why Is Snapchat So Addictive?

on June 29, 2015 by

Step back and remind ourselves that we own the phone, the phone does not own us

Naked Spring Break Photo Girl Tells...

on April 13, 2015 by

Photos of her, enclosed in a group of raucous male party-goers, has left authorities fearing for her life

Experts Caution Against Random Drug...

on March 30, 2015 by

Tests may also uncover traces of students’ prescription medications, which may be a violation of their privacy

Flashback: The App Addicted Teen…...

on March 23, 2015 by

The App Addicted Teen ( Infographic )

Heroin Overdose Deaths Quadrupled Since...

on March 5, 2015 by

Heroin also is leaving its usual inner-city haunts and venturing into America’s rural areas — another sign that prescription drug abusers are…

Internet Addicted Teen Cuts Hand Off

on February 25, 2015 by

As high as 14 percent of youth in China may be addicted

New Trends For Selfies

on February 25, 2015 by

Does Sharing Lead to Struggling?

E-Cig: “Toxic” Chemicals...

on January 30, 2015 by

List of carcinogens: including benzene, a component of gasoline, formaldehyde, lead and nickel. Laced with nicotine

Pope Francis: Families Should Put Aside...

on January 25, 2015 by

“The great challenge facing us today is to learn once again how to talk to one another, not simply how to generate…

Flashback: You May Be Addicted To Your...

on January 15, 2015 by

Unfortunately, addiction is not the only problem associated with Smartphones

Smartphone Separation Anxiety

on January 14, 2015 by

when separated, we experience a lessening of ‘self’ and a negative physiological state

Flashback: Religious Teens Are Less Like...

on January 11, 2015 by

Teens With Strong Religious Worldviews More Likely To Avoid Drugs, Alcohol

Teenagers Facing Addiction Problems In...

on January 10, 2015 by

Vast majority of young people admit they would struggle to give up texting on mobile phones and social media

Flashback: Kid Rock Helps Put Louisville...

on January 5, 2015 by

“My biggest advice for kids these days is don’t hang out with knuckleheads. Be smart about who you hang out with.”

‘More Connected, Yet More Alone’

on December 21, 2014 by

In the UK, the Guardian reported last July on the “loneliness epidemic among young adults”

The Addictive Nature Of Social Media&...

on December 15, 2014 by

UAlbany Study Finds Social Media to be Potentially Addictive, Associated with Substance Abuse

Suicide Attempts Higher Among Adolescent...

on November 26, 2014 by

The potential appeal of ecstasy for people who are dealing with depression or anxiety may be part of the explanation as to…

A Closer Look At Teen Addiction

on November 13, 2014 by

In 2012, an estimated 23.9 million Americans aged 12 or older, had used an illicit drug or abused a psycho-therapeutic medication in…

Home Visits Decrease Drug Use,...

on October 13, 2014 by

This intervention can help us break that cycle of despair

Democrat Governor: Legalizing Pot Was ...

on October 9, 2014 by

A New Study Proves Him Right

Are You a Slave to Your Smartphone?

on October 8, 2014 by

‘nomophobia’ – the fear of being without your mobile

Can We Auto-Correct Humanity?

on October 5, 2014 by

The average person spends 4 years looking down at his cell phone

Dirty Sprite

on October 1, 2014 by

Kids concocting deadly drink under parents’ noses

Parents’ Primer on Internet...

on September 20, 2014 by

Free Download

Secret Life Of Teens: Internet Addiction...

on September 18, 2014 by

6 hours a day “It’s really like a therapeutic release. All that social anxiety I felt in school just went away because…..

5 Crazy Ways Social Media Is Changing...

on September 15, 2014 by

Ever wonder how social media affects your body and brain? You might be surprised!

Using Lots of Pot Turns Teens Dopey

on August 28, 2014 by

…is not safe and may result in addiction and neurocognitive damage, especially in youth

Flashback: Obama: Marijuana no more...

on August 28, 2014 by

As has been well documented, I smoked pot as a kid, and I view it as a bad habit and a vice,…

The Clutches Of Controlled Substances

on August 24, 2014 by

A Growing Number of Teens Are Caught In Their Grip

Flashback: Teenagers Engaging Less In...

on August 13, 2014 by

Despite findings that may set parents’ teeth on edge, there’s a hefty chunk of good news

China: ‘Web Junkie’ Documentary&...

on August 11, 2014 by

Why they feel more connected to disassociated voices in cyberspace than to their families

Gene Simmons Has No Sympathy for Drug...

on August 2, 2014 by

“I don’t get along…has a dark cloud over their head and sees themselves as a victim,”

A Dangerous Drug Trend For Bored Teens

on July 11, 2014 by

Work distracts them from parenting. The lack of part-time jobs for teens = unsupervised time

Miley Cyrus Going Too Far In Trippy,...

on July 10, 2014 by

Miley Cyrus in new drug-filled, explicit video

Belonging: Is Adult Life “Nothing But...

on June 26, 2014 by

Belonging to the cool crowd is associated with higher rates of drinking, drug use, sexual activity

Teens Still Want To Talk Face To Face

on June 9, 2014 by

52% believe using social media and text helps their friendships and 32% believe it helps with family.

10 Reasons Why Handheld Devices Should...

on June 5, 2014 by

10 research-based reasons for this ban

How Teen Social Life Affects Drug Abuse

on May 30, 2014 by

(And How Drug Abuse Affects Social Life)

Today’s Teenagers Are The Best...

on May 30, 2014 by

The Centers for Disease Control

Parents Prefer Phones To Kids?

on April 22, 2014 by

One child threw a parent’s phone down the toilet

Pop Stars Are Sippin’ On Patron,...

on April 11, 2014 by

it’s clear that the music adolescents are listening to does have some impact on their drinking habits

My Family Vacation With Weed

on April 10, 2014 by

But when the kids are along, parents have to plan accordingly

Flashback: Teen Pot Use Could Hurt Brain...

on April 10, 2014 by

Teens could be damaging brain structures critical to memory and reasoning

“Startling Evidence Of Children&...

on April 2, 2014 by

Pornhub, was visited by 112,000 boys in the UK aged between 12 and 17

Selfie Addict Took TWO HUNDRED A Day &...

on March 27, 2014 by

I finally realised I was never going to take a picture that made the craving go away and that was when I…

The Anti-Selfie Movement Now Has A...

on March 27, 2014 by

“Join the anti-revolution and stop taking pictures of yourself.”

Teens Who Feel Supported At Home And...

on March 19, 2014 by

“If we’re happy and content,” “we’re much more likely to sleep better than if we’re distressed and anxious and worried.”

Parents Are Warned Phone Addiction Could...

on March 11, 2014 by

73% of the adults used their phone at least once during each meal