Let's Talk About It
This webpage has been designed to provide information on a number of topics that may seem difficult to talk about with your child. Today, our adolescents are under more pressure than ever before with school, community service, sports, extra-curricular activities, work, not to mention expectations, and still having time with friends. Now add to all of this fitting in and peer pressure.
It’s fine as long as all of the plates are spinning, but what happens when life throws you a curve? In any event, early detection of “unusual behavior” is the key to a quicker recovery and getting back on track. Being equipped with healthy coping tools will enable a person to sustain through the difficult times both physiologically, as well as, psychologically.
If you sense there may be an issue, please feel free to call a school counselor; however, if there is a serious matter, then seek help immediately through your family physician or go to your nearest emergency room.
Finding the facts and bringing light to a scary situation may be difficult, but the worst thing you can do is “to do nothing at all”.
This is a great website with resources on how to talk to your teenagers.
This is a direct link on how to talk to High School age students. Just click the "High School" link halfway down the page.
Have you heard about "Spice" the new fake pot?
Article regarding "Fake Pot" which can be harmful.
Helping young people to stay sober
Family dinners reduce teen drug use.
Underage alcohol usage
It's a good conversation starter to talk about the whole issue of alcohol and underage drinking and the hazards
Colleges reaching out to recovering addicts
How to prepare for a drug intervention
Pot can mimic brain changes seen in schizophrenia
Negative affects from lowering the drinking age
Denial is a drug
Tips on monitoring your child's activity on the internet and block inappropriate behavior. http://www.getnetwise.org/
"Spice" Linked With Kidney Failure and Other Health Problems in Wyoming
New technology aims to prevent drunk driving
Back where it started: Addiction on campus
Teens in Northwest Develop Kidney Failure From Synthetic Marijuana