Out of all the health issues we face today, perhaps one that the public most misunderstands is mental health. According to the Centers for Disease Control, mental illnesses are “conditions that affect a person’s thinking, feeling, mood or behavior, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, or schizophrenia....

Many parents believe that it’s safer for kid to drink at home than to drink elsewhere. In fact, two-thirds of minors receive their alcohol from friends and family. Often times, parents or adults will host parties where they serve alcohol to teens. However, hosting underage drinking...

A half-century ago, the U.S. surgeon general released a report on the health impacts of smoking that shaped the public and government’s attitudes toward tobacco for years to come. In November 2016, another surgeon general’s report was issued – on addiction and substance misuse and...

Summer is a time for kids to experience freedom from school and spend time with friends and family. However, extra free time, lenient rules and less oversight also increases underage drinking. A survey by Caron Treatment Centers reveals 61 percent identified summer as the season kids...

Many parents wait until their children are in high school to talk about alcohol; however, research shows that parents should be starting these conversations before age 10. Of course, these discussions are better late than never, but the key when it comes to discussing alcohol...

The legal drinking age of 21 doesn’t stop all parents from allowing underage drinking in their homes. In our prevention work, we’ve heard quite a lot of reasons of why parents choose to allow their underage kids to drink. We’ve also found that a lot...

The days of “Just say no” are behind us and experts say teens need scientific facts about drugs and alcohol to be better prepared to make the right decisions. To help counteract the myths teens often receive about drugs and alcohol, the National Institute on Drug...