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When Parents Talk Firmly About Alcohol, Teens Listen

When Parents Talk Firmly About Alcohol, Teens Listen
When kids become teens, most parents feel like they’ve been “tuned out.” But a new online survey by Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD) reveals that’s not the case, at least when it comes to conversations about alcohol.

The survey found that teens that receive a message from their parents that underage drinking […]

Caffeine, Energy Drinks Pose Potential Danger to Youth

Caffeine, Energy Drinks Pose Potential Danger to Youth
By Lara Holt, Weld County Prevention Partners contributor
Back in the day, caffeine was only popular with adults. They’d start off their day with a cup of coffee, usually black, and oftentimes drink several cups during the day. Now coffee shops are filled with teens and even middle […]

Conflicting Messages About Marijuana for Teens

Conflicting Messages About Marijuana for Teens
By: Nomie Kettering
Until recently, teens got one message from adults about marijuana: It’s illegal. Now, it’s not illegal in Colorado and Washington, and more states are considering legalization. So the message from adults is becoming, “Teens, you shouldn’t do it, but as an adult, I am supporting legalization.”

It’s a […]