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Katie Mather, Yahoo Life At its foundation, TikTok is supposed to be a fun and silly app with lip syncs, challenges, dances and funny videos. But, as with most social media, there is an underlying dark side to the platform that parents and fans of the app should be aware of.
By Dr. Nora Volkow, National Institute on Drug Abuse Taking prescription drugs in a way that hasn't been recommended by a doctor can be more dangerous than people think. In fact, it's drug abuse. And it's illegal, just like taking street drugs. Why Do People Abuse Prescription Drugs?
By Jennifer Venuto “Parenthood has two big transitions, when our children arrive and when they leave.” Today is the day that my son starts his freshman orientation at Florida State University.  Exciting right?  The thing is, he will be orienting from the office in our home, logging into a Zoom...
Planning a road trip, having a stay-cation, or just need ideas to keep your teen busy this summer? Check out these interactive activities and resources around drug prevention to keep them busy and educated as summer break is when many teens may experiment with drugs. Have little ones? Don't worry, we got you covered...
The Addiction Elephant in the Room This article was written by Joshua Shane Horton, Director of Public Policy for the Hanley Foundation. Joshua S. Horton is also an attorney in Palm Beach County at The Joshua S. Horton Law Firm, PA. The Firm specializes in Substance Use Disorder Law. This year...
The Bridging The Gap program assists those in treatment make the transition from treatment to the A.A. Program. Those of us who were previously in treatment have found that probably the “wettest” and most “slippery” place in the journey to lifelong sobriety is the distance between the door of the treatment facility and the nearest A.A. group...
For many Americans, July 4th represents independence and freedom.  It represents the date (July 4, 1776) in which the Continental Congress approved the final wording for the Declaration of Independence from Great Britain.  However, not everyone gained independence.  There were persons still being enslaved.  The Emancipation Proclamation was enacted by President Lincoln on January...
Originally Published on childmind.org Although e-cigarettes have been around for more than a decade, vaping rates have skyrocketed in recent years, especially among teens. E-cigarettes are now the most frequently used tobacco product among adolescents — some 2.1 million middle and high school students were e-cigarette users in 2017 — far surpassing traditional combustible cigarettes.