Antibiotics in Childhood Have Been Linked to an Increased Risk of Mental Illness

Hospitalization for an infection might leave you at greater risk for mental illness, according to a recent study published in JAMA Psychiatry, which draws on data from youth in Denmark up to the age of 17 years. The authors also found that antibiotic use was associated with even higher risk for mental illness. This connection is thought … Continue reading Antibiotics in Childhood Have Been Linked to an Increased Risk of Mental Illness

Teen pot smoking raises risk of depression in adulthood, study finds

Teen use of marijuana may raise the risk of major depression and suicidal thoughts later in life, a new study suggests. Researchers found that cannabis use during the teenage years was associated with a nearly 40 percent bump in the risk of depression and a 50 percent increase in the risk of suicidal thoughts in … Continue reading Teen pot smoking raises risk of depression in adulthood, study finds

Teens Are Torching. Teenagers Have Set Fire to Their Own Bodies After a Bizarre and Dangerous Internet Craze Returned

Teenagers are setting themselves on fire in a desperate attempt to find fame on the internet, hospital staff have revealed. The latest idiotic craze to sweep the internet- called the Fire Challenge - has seen teenagers film themselves dousing their bodies in accelerant and lighting it. In Wales, more and more cases are being seen … Continue reading Teens Are Torching. Teenagers Have Set Fire to Their Own Bodies After a Bizarre and Dangerous Internet Craze Returned

Talking To Your Teen About Addiction

Choose the right time to talk. When talking to your child be sure your child is sober or has not been using drugs before talking about drugs and alcohol. Voice your suspicion. Begin by expressing your concerns without making accusations. “Susan, I suspect you may be smoking pot occasionally. I love you and I’m concerned about you. Is there something … Continue reading Talking To Your Teen About Addiction

👉New generation of synthetic drug pedaling targeted toward teens

There's a new generation of synthetic drugs aimed at children and teens and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is warning parents just how dangerous these drugs are. The DEA is cracking down on more than 400 different types of synthetic drugs. These synthetic drugs are being sold in brightly-colored packaging, often labeled as potpourri, with … Continue reading 👉New generation of synthetic drug pedaling targeted toward teens

How Do Kids Get Started with Opioids?

Kids are not immune to addiction.  It's quite the opposite.  They are vulnerable and more emotionally unstable these days than ever, and for for many reasons - all having to do with the breakdown of the traditional family structure and society.  There is also a great deal of stress from the outbreak of school shootings.  … Continue reading How Do Kids Get Started with Opioids?

As a Parent, What Can You Do To Protect Your Child From Rx Drug Addiction & How To Get Help For Them If They Are Addicted

What can you do to protect your children from prescription drug addiction? Today, prescription opioids are killing 1 adult or child every 12.5 minutes, here in the USA.  It is now the #1 cause of accidental death. It's preventable.  More people are dying from opioid overdose than from car accidents and shootings combined.  This is … Continue reading As a Parent, What Can You Do To Protect Your Child From Rx Drug Addiction & How To Get Help For Them If They Are Addicted