Famous actor Charlie Sheen has been in the news much in the last several years. Unfortunately, not for his acting. We see in the media a tumultuous personal life which appears to contain alcohol and drug addiction. Mr. Sheen just completed three weeks of substance abuse treatment, and yet still states “I find sobriety […]
What is Addiction? According to the Mirriam Webster dictionary, “addiction” is defined as “a compulsive need for and use of a habit forming substance characterized by tolerance and by well defined physiological symptoms upon withdrawl.” People can be addicted to drugs (prescription or illegal), alcohol, gambling, sex, food, gaming, or nicotine.
When does it become […]
Six friends, all current or former Boone High School students swerved off the road yesterday resulting in the deaths of Laura Grant, 17 and her boyfriend Eddie Culbehouse, 19. Elizabeth Harrison, 18, was critically injured. Also surviving the crash is Elizabeth’s boyfriend Hershall “Billy” Keeton, age 19, and Connor Geis and Alisa Pelot, both […]
18 Signs of Teen addiction
Sometimes having fun may be dangerous. Parents must be aware of the tell tale signs of teen addictions. We live in a culture that thrives on youth, beauty, power, and wealth. However, having fun as a teen or young adult does not have to include alcohol, ecstasy, marijuana, or reckless […]
So, what’s a parent to do? There are so many questions to answer and some parents are not sure which way to turn. With the approach of prom season, many parents are concerned about the wellbeing of their teens. From sex and alcohol to parties and hotel room rentals, some teens and their parents […]