Karen Corcoran-Walsh is also in an adept writer/blogger. She often appears as a guest blogger on various sites discussing topics from parents, drugs, addiction, marriage and family. With a Masters degree in Marriage and Family counseling and years of experience with children Karen often has an audience of parents looking for tips, advice and support to help their family..
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Inspirations for Youth and Families
In today’s society, social media is playing an increased role on the way teens think and act. But with more and more social media sites being created and people rallying a message of any sort, it’s hard not to shake the influence they have. We have seen social media’s effect in both a positive and negative light influencing teen drug use.
After voting on Tuesday the commissioners of Miami-Dade passed legislation for a new fine to be placed for marijuana possession. This new code ordinance states that the police have the option to charge those possessing pot just as those charged with littering or loitering.
It has been well documented the association between alcohol abuse and aggression. This was the case in Port Saint Lucie after an alcohol infused murder. According to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD), the harmful use of alcohol is a global problem which compromises both individual and social development.
Vero Beach High School, in Indian River County, Florida may be about to join the ranks of high schools who perform random teen drug screening for its athletes.
Saliva is the name for the oral liquids produced by the saliva glands located in the mouth. The average adult produces in excess of one thousand milliliters of saliva on a daily basis. Saliva drug testing involves using a swab that looks very similar to a toothbrush, but in place of bristles there is a pad that collects the saliva.
Urine Analysis (UA) is one of the most common types of drug tests administered around the country. It is the only testing method that is approved for federally-mandated drug testing. UA tests are relatively cheap and they can screen for many different drugs at one time, which is why most rehabs and detox centers utilize this method of drug testing.
Most parents are excited when summer time finally rolls around. Parents and their children are looking forward to the warmer weather and the break from school. However, for parents of pre-teens and teenagers, summer time is often a time of additional caution and concern as their children enjoy more freedom in activities and less parental supervision.
Improving your relationship with a teen may seem like a daunting task but I have prepared five tips to help you succeed. These tips come from my experience of working with teens and educating them to stay away from drugs.