Learn more about the connection between drug addiction and mental health issues by visiting the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) website here
Tip of the Week: Marijuana causes skill impairment and affects performance potential
Marijuana use can prevent sweating and the body’s ability to regulate its temperature. It can also increase the time needed to learn new information, making it difficult to problem-solve and think quickly during a game.
Take this 15-question quiz to examine the ways you address alcohol and tobacco use in your family, including how you talk about it and whether others are positive influences in preventing underage alcohol and tobacco use.
If you have more than one child, think about one of them while you’re taking the quiz. You might then repeat it for your other child or children.
Remember: the best way to find out what is going on with your child is to, well, find out what’s going on with him. Lecturing won’t get you there. A back-and-forth conversation could. Just talking to your child is only half the job. You can keep the lines of communication open by knowing how to listen and when to talk.
Nonmedical use of Adderall, a medication used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), rose 67 percent among young adults between 2006 and 2011, a new study finds. The number of emergency room visits involving misuse of the drug among 18- to 25-year-olds also rose during this period, NPR reports. To read the full article click here.