“Which is worse for you, alcohol or pot?” With the increasing trend toward legalizing marijuana, this is a question that is foremost in the minds of a lot of teens right now, and it is critical that parents and educators understand a few important things before they try to respond. Most responses miss the real issue: the difference between the adult brain and the … [Read more...] about What Every Parent Needs to Understand About Marijuana and the Adolescent Brain
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Instagram Is The New Marijuana
When my kids were younger (as in, last year), I had the whole technology thing totally under control. My daughter had an email account, but it was primarily for keeping in touch with out of town relatives and camp friends. Because she didn’t have a cell phone or an iPad or any kind of personal electronic device, she only checked her email a few times a week from the … [Read more...] about Instagram Is The New Marijuana
Should a Seven-Year-Old Cancer Patient Get Medical Marijuana?
Is it ok to give a seven-year-old medical marijuana? Mykayla Comstock is a little girl from Oregon who suffers from acute lymphoblastic leukemia. She's also one of the youngest cancer patients authorized to use cannabis by the state. Her mother, Erin Purchase, gives her a gram of cannabis oil daily in pill form (so it's not like she's lighting up a joint...) to help combat the … [Read more...] about Should a Seven-Year-Old Cancer Patient Get Medical Marijuana?
12 Safety Tips For Riding An Uber Or Lyft
Uber and Lyft ride share apps are super convenient and most of the time, safe. But, unfortunately sometimes they aren't. It is crucial to use common sense and our Uber Smarts to stay safe. 12 SAFETY TIPS For Riding In Uber and Lyft PLEASE SHARE WITH YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY…ESPECIALLY WITH YOUR COLLEGE-AGE KIDS! 1. ALWAYS CHECK THE LICENSE PLATE AND THE DRIVER PHOTO – … [Read more...] about 12 Safety Tips For Riding An Uber Or Lyft
8 Signs Your Loved One Needs Treatment for Drug Addiction
Drug addiction is a hidden problem among many individuals in the society. The best thing about it is that it demonstrates itself through some apparent symptoms. Addicts sometimes find it difficult to admit that they are suffering from drug addiction and that’s where you come in. If you are suspecting that your loved one needs treatment from drug addiction, you can check these … [Read more...] about 8 Signs Your Loved One Needs Treatment for Drug Addiction