Deadly drinking game NekNominate goes viral on Facebook, Twitter

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If you look up “NekNominate” on YouTube, here’s a preview of what you’ll find: A 20-something pouring beer down a toilet... Read more

Painkiller addiction and adults: How does it affect children?

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The media was obsessed when famous actor, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, apparently died of a heroin overdose last month. I was saddened last week... Read more

How can I talk to my child about underage drinking?

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Need some help figuring out how to talk to your child about underage drinking? Wondering how the conversation will play out? Start the Talk... Read more

Prescription painkiller abuse: How does it affect kids?

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The United States has a crisis in the abuse of prescription painkillers such as oxycodone and hydrocodone. The rate of newborns withdrawing... Read more

Teen heroin use: An unfortunate reality

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When Cory Monteith died in July of an accidental overdose of heroin and alcohol, people were shocked because the 31-year-old actor, well known... Read more

Teen drinking: the health and legal risks

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After placing my items on the belt at a small grocery store in New Jersey, I was quite surprised to look up and see a teenage girl in front... Read more

Routine marijuana use may damage a teen’s developing brain

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We often hear marijuana isn’t that dangerous of a drug. In reality, regular use of marijuana may permanently damage a teen’s developing... Read more

Talk to your 9-year-old about the dangers of underage drinking

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We often think about talking to teens about underage drinking, but a newly launched public service announcement campaign tells parents that... Read more