Category Archives: Alcohol and Drugs

  1. Vaping Marijuana

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    February 3, 2020 by middleearthnj

    In just one year’s time — between 2018 and 2019 — the percentage of high school seniors who reported vaping …
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  2. Help Teens Enjoy the Holidays Without Alcohol

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    December 23, 2019 by middleearthnj

    Sadly, our culture promotes drinking as a way to celebrate Christmas, New Year’s Eve, and other holidays. For example, you …
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  3. Latest News on Vaping

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    December 2, 2019 by middleearthnj

    Vaping, the act of inhaling vapor produced by an electronic cigarette (or e-cigarette) or vaporizer, is very popular among youth. …
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  4. How to Prevent Substance Abuse in Teens

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    November 18, 2019 by middleearthnj

    A national survey of adolescents (age 12-17) put out in 2019 by the Center on Addiction shows that parents are …
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  5. Research Shows Binge Drinking a Major Problem for Teens

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    August 12, 2019 by middleearthnj

    Binge drinking is defined as having four or more alcoholic drinks during a two- to three-hour period. Typically, someone who …
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  6. Vaping is a Serious Concern for Teens

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    July 8, 2019 by middleearthnj

    Vaping is the process of using a battery powered device, usually called an e-cigarette, to heat a liquid into a …
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  7. How Parents Can Reduce Teen Alcohol Use

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    April 29, 2019 by middleearthnj

    April is Alcohol Awareness Month, so it’s a great time to consider what information you should be giving your teen …
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  8. Teen Marijuana Use Raises Risk of Adult Depression

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    March 11, 2019 by middleearthnj

    A new study published February 13, 2019 in JAMA Psychiatry found that marijuana use during the teenage years was associated …
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  9. The Facts on the Drug Overtaking Youth

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    January 21, 2019 by middleearthnj

    It is National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week, a national health observance created by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for …
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  10. Marijuana causes long-lasting damage to teen brains

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    October 8, 2018 by middleearthnj

    New research released this month in the American Journal of Psychiatry has found that marijuana causes long-lasting damage to an …
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