Young adults who used marijuana as teens were more likely than those who didn’t to develop schizophrenia and psychotic symptoms including hallucinations and delusions, an Australian study found. Those who used the drug for six or more years were twice as likely to develop a psychosis such as schizophrenia or to have delusional disorders than […]
Why do Kids use drugs?
Peer pressure – Young people may give in to pressures from other kids to try drugs. They may use a drug to feel like part of the crowd, or to act grown-up. Pleasure – Some teenagers say they take drugs to feel good. Curiosity or Experimentation – At first, teenagers may be tempted to try […]
Helping your Teenager
Parents and families face some of their most difficult battles which are raising their teenagers drug free. Most of us know that anti-drug efforts alone are not enough. Learning what works in preventing the use of alcohol, tobacco, and illicit drugs will help, but do not guarantee that our teen stays drug free. When concerned, […]