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Teens and Prescription Drugs

  Unprescribed Prescription Drugs Kill There is nothing – nothing – in this world more sad and senseless than the funeral of a young person. The slide show plays over-sized pictures of smile after smile, proof of a life that was happy. Joyous. So full of promise. And now it’s all wiped away like a […]

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Kratom: The New Legal High for Teens

Kratom: The New Legal Drug of Choice for Teens There’s a new drug in town and teens all over the country are trying it out. Why wouldn’t they? It isn’t illegal. If it isn’t illegal, for sure it must be safe. Right? It isn’t, but one could see how a teenager might think so. The […]

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gregg’s gift

Guest Post By Susan Zilberman   I have a son, but he is no longer here with me.  He died at age 26 of an unintentional drug overdose.  The pain of losing him is so unbearable that is almost defies description in words.   I cope with it because I have to and because I […]

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it’s all the rave

Warning: This post isn’t nearly as long as it appears in the mirror. There are a lot of definitions that you can scan. But. If you have a teen or a child that will be soon, you MUST read this post and inform yourself on this topic. Because guess what? It isn’t going away and […]

the glamour of teen pregnancy

Think your teenager won’t have sex? Flip a coin. Those are your odds. Almost 50% of all teens confess to having sex. Have two kids? Odds are one of them will. Guess how many teenagers get pregnant every year? Bet you weren’t even close. It’s 750,000. Three quarters of a million teenagers get pregnant. EVERY. […]

teens and birth control

The day I turned 13, my mother took me to Planned Parenthood. I. Was. MORTIFIED. You are going to do what? With that what? For the next five LONG minutes, I thought of Dorothy and flying away in a twister and arriving somewhere over the rainbow. With little people offering me treats and talking animals […]

and now we’re here

Last year, as a freshman, Keenan had absolutely ZERO desire for a social life. He was content to play Xbox, check other peoples’ social lives on Facebook, beat up on his brothers and hang with a few close friends that were content doing the same. And I? Thanked my lucky stars. Every. Single. Day. This […]