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Should Students be Drug Tested at School?

The question of whether students should be drug tested at schools is a complicated one, which is likely to elicit a wide variety of responses.

There are different possibilities too, such as frequent blanket testing of every student, occasional random testing regardless of suspicion to act as a general deterrent, or have based specifically […]

By |September 4th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

5 Ways Minnesota is Tackling the Opioid Crisis

Almost everyone is aware to some extent by now that there is an opioid emergency in America, with Minnesota being affected just like everywhere else. But Minnesota state officials and local municipal governments are taking action to battle this pervasive and deadly threat with these 5 ways Minnesota is tackling the opioid crisis.
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By |August 2nd, 2018|blog|0 Comments|

What are the Physical and Psychological Signs of Alcohol

Alcohol is one of the drugs most abused by teens, as well as by adults. The widespread availability of alcohol means a teen who wishes to try it will not have difficulty obtaining it. Though experimenting with drinking a beer occasionally may not lead to any harm, there are signs to watch out for […]

Recognizing the Signs and Symptoms of Drug Abuse

Drug abuse among teens including alcohol abuse is common, and you should not automatically assume it can never happen in your family. If you have a bad feeling that your teen has become addicted to alcohol or drugs, here are some of the signs and symptoms to look out for.
Risky behavior
When a teen who […]

By |June 11th, 2018|blog|0 Comments|

5 Reasons Why Teens Try Alcohol and Drugs

Teen drug and alcohol addiction can happen in any family, as many reasons can cause your teen to make a poor choice. The following are some of the most common reasons why teens try alcohol and drugs.
United States Adolescent Substance Abuse Facts

Percent of high school students who report they never tried cigarette smoking (even […]

By |June 11th, 2018|blog|0 Comments|

Minnesota Parents: Should You Drug Test Your Kid?

Perhaps you have wondered whether you should give your teen a drug test because of their behavior, or something you heard or found. This is rarely an easy decision. First, you should be clear that it is your right and responsibility to drug test your kid if you feel this is the right course […]

Understanding Methadone Addiction in Your Teen

While you may be familiar with other teen drug problems, you might be less clear on what exactly teen methadone addiction is, or whether it is possible to abuse methadone in the same way as other drugs. Part of the confusion revolves around the term ‘meth.’ While ‘meth’ is sometimes used to refer to […]

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    Minnesota Parents: Intervention Options When You Have A Teen Abusing Drugs

Minnesota Parents: Intervention Options When You Have A Teen Abusing Drugs

An intervention is a potentially pivotal point in dealing with the problem of teen drug abuse. When successful, it is a moment of recognition, often a difficult, painful recognition, that things cannot continue as they have been. Just like with any rule or line drawn in the sand, an intervention loses its power if […]

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    Teen Addiction – Substance Abuse & the Importance of Locking Up Medications

Teen Addiction – Substance Abuse & the Importance of Locking Up Medications

Unused or expired medications are dangerous both for very young children who may take them thinking they are candy or out of curiosity, and teenagers who may want to experiment with drugs or who may already have a drug abuse problem and see them as a way to get high. Though many medications lose […]

Minnesota Parents: My Teen Is Using Drugs – Now What?

Drug abuse can be life-threatening, especially if it progresses to hard drugs like heroin and opioid use, and can be very hard to get away from once a habit is established. Signs of drug abuse in teens include abandoning social activities, excessive mood swings, changing friend groups, and stealing to get money for drugs. […]

By |March 20th, 2018|blog|0 Comments|