Browse news articles and blog post from the Anthony Louis Center helping Minnesota parents cope with teen drug and alcohol abuse.

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: 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|

Announcing National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week in Minnesota

You may have heard about National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® through a friend or family member, or perhaps seen something about it on your local Minnesota news. Learning more about it, especially as a parent of a young preteen or teen, can help prepare you to utilize the resources and information available to […]

By |January 23rd, 2018|blog|0 Comments|

Teen Holiday Parties: A Parent’s Guide

The period from Halloween to the New Year is peak party time. As adults, you are probably invited to several functions through work, family and friends.
This is also peak party time for teens.
What Happens at Teenage House Parties

Should you automatically refuse to allow your teen to go to a friend’s house for a party? […]