Fact or Fiction: Dispelling the Myths Surrounding Marijuana

By Maddie Orme | February 6, 2021

We’ve all heard of some crazy myths surrounding marijuana. But what is the truth? We’re here to help you separate fact from fiction. Fact: While it can’t directly kill you, that doesn’t mean that it is completely risk free. Constantly inhaling smoke often leads to lung cancer, and underdeveloped brains are at risk for mental…

Understanding Your Child's Mental Disorder Can Make Family Life a Challenge

How to Handle Your Child’s Mental Disorder

By Maddie Orme | January 29, 2021

Mental illness is a serious epidemic that is impacting youths the most. 1 in 5 adolescents are affected, with 50% of all chronic mental illnesses developing before the age of 14, and 75% developing 24. The most common categories of mental illness are anxiety disorders, mood disorders, personality disorders, and eating disorders. While some people…

Your DNA Can Determine… Addiction?

By Todd Orme | January 22, 2021

A call was placed to the Sheriff’s department late one Saturday night. The caller frantic and sobbing was pleading to send an ambulance to his house.  Some girl was found unresponsive in the back bedroom with a baggie of heroin and needles. She appeared to have overdosed on heroin. Within three minutes, a Sheriff entered the…

How a Parent’s Attitude Influences Teen Drug Use

By Todd Orme | January 15, 2021

Substance use among teens, including alcohol, marijuana, prescription medicines, and other drugs, is a rampant problem in the United States. While many parents are aware of the problem itself, they may not realize just how their own attitude, as well as societal influence, can influence their teenager’s decision to try drugs and alcohol and in…

Where is Your Teen hiding drugs

5 Places Your Teen is Hiding Drugs

By Todd Orme | January 6, 2021

Five Common Places Teens may be hiding their substances in your Home Many teenagers are more clever than parents give them credit for. Teens know the old tried and true hiding spots their parents used don’t work anymore, and possess a veritable list of alternative hiding spots. They are both creative and selective when choosing…