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How An Overbearing Parent Can Aid In Addiction

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How An Overbearing Parent Can Aid In Addiction
The helicopter parent has become a common joke, yet this type of parenting style is anything but funny. While overbearing parents believe that they are doing the best for their child, they create situations that can lead to serious problems such as addiction later on.
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Is Your Child Addicted?

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Is Your Child Addicted?
Having a child addicted to drink or drugs is a common nightmare for today's parents. Here is how to tell if a son or daughter is an addict.
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Positive Parenting Prevents Drug Abuse

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The National Institute on Drug Abuse has a great resource for families. It's called Family Check UP and addresses the 5 following topics, providing resources for how to talk with your family about each:  Communication Encouragement Negotiation Setting Limits SupervisionFrom NIDA's website: "These five questions, developed by the Child and Family Center at the University of Oregon, highlight parenting skills that are important in preventing the initiation and progressi...
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Teens Watch on YouTube Other Teens Drinking

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In the journal Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, a study was done of videos on YouTube of teens' drinking behavior. The following is quoted from the abstract: Results: There were a total of 333,246,875 views for all videos combined. While 89% of videos involved males, only 49% involved females. The videos had a median of 1,646 (interquartile range [IQR] 300 to 22,969) “like” designations and 33 (IQR 14 to 1,261) “dislike” designations each...
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Helping family members understand depression

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Talking with people about your depression symptoms can be very difficult, especially if those people haven't ever had symptoms of their own. A young woman, Allie Brosh, started writing about her experience on her blog, Hyperbole and a Half. She actually started her blog way back in 2009. But, in October 2011 she started talking about depression, and then did a second entry in May 2013. She is a tremendous artist and you can listen to a great interview with her h...
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The school year is in full swing. Perhaps like many parents, your afternoons and evenings are busy getting kids to sports, music lessons, dance practices, etc. We want to reconnect with our kids and start with "How was your day?". Sometimes the answer is a simple 'fine'. But that isn't much of a conversation. When my kids were younger, and more willing to share all, we would discuss the 3 worst and 3 best parts about their day. That helped us have a dialogue, and that ...
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Underage Drinking Resources

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It's hard to talk with kids about hard topics--that's why they're hard! SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) has some videos on YouTube to help parents learn how to start these hard conversations. The campaign is called "Talk. They Hear You." Hope you find them helpful. 
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New Study on Who Is Likely To Binge Drink

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In Nature this week there is a new study predicting who is likely to binge drink. This study looked at brains of 700 teens throughout Europe. Several factors were present, but a big one seemed to be personality. Thrill-seekers and those who were less conscientious were at greater risk. However, brain structure showed a relationship, as well. Here's a quote from NPR which paraphrases the study: Among binge drinkers, the ventromedial prefrontal cortex, which plays a ro...
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According to new research, kids in early adolescence who try to act cool are more likely to have problems with drugs and alcohol, and have trouble managing friendships as they grow older. And, their popularity tends to fade by the time they're 22.  This comes from anarticle at NPR.org.  These kids had a 45% higher rate of problems related to drug and alcohol use. The article attributes this to the assumption that perhaps these kids felt the need to do increasingly extreme thin...
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Did you know that drug overdoses kill more people than falling, guns or even traffic accidents? The National Institute on Drug Abuse has a teen section aimed at providing teenagers with good scientific information, such as this fact about deaths in the US.    If you work with teenagers, or are a parent, this website and the blog for teens, is an excellent resource. There are articles about  tobacco use, spice, video game addiction, and stimulant use for improving gr...
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