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Did Your Teen Try Mephedrone At The Last Party?

May 6th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Spare a thought for the parents of Cassi Vaicekonis who were forced to bury their daughter shortly after her 20th birthday. As the media details the drug-infused horror of her final night, the inquest into her death revealed she was taking ecstasy tablets at the age of 16. She was in rehab by [...]

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Tags: Addiction · Anxiety · Drugs

Giving Drugs A Glamour Makeover On Film

June 17th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Above: author of Twelve, Nick McDonell
Next year’s movie du jour for your teenager will undoubtedly be Twelve.
Starring Gossip Girl’s Chace Crawford in the lead role as the drug-dealing prep school dropout White Mike, behind-the-scenes images of the usually clean-cut star in ‘messed-up’ mode are already doing the rounds of teenage fan sites, such as [...]

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Tags: Addiction · Drugs · Heroes · Media · sex

Drug Testing Your Child

June 12th, 2009 · No Comments

American parents have jumped on the anti-drug bandwagon with such fervour that they are taking matters into their own hands. Hair Follicle Drug Testing has become so commonplace there that you can buy a kit over the internet.
If there is a suspicion that their child is taking drugs, they can simply pluck a hair from [...]

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Tags: Addiction · Alcohol · Drugs · Technology

Could Your Teen Be Using Marijuana?

May 15th, 2009 · No Comments

How to Roll the PERFECT Blunt –
If you suspect that your teenager is using marijuana and you’re Gen X (like me) or even a generation above, then you’ll be searching their room for a bong of the Michael Phelps variety.
But like every generation next, the Gen-Yer has changed the rules and is [...]

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Tags: Addiction · Drugs · Motivation

Is Your Teenager Addicted To The Internet?

April 21st, 2009 · No Comments

I’ve had to ban my teenage son from using the internet for a day while we’re on a family beach holiday.
The reason for the restraint? The first thing he does in the morning is log on to the internet. The last thing he does before going to bed at night? The internet. In between, he [...]

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Tags: Addiction · Rules · Self-esteem · Technology