Do you know what a gateway drug is? The definition just might surprise you. We covered it when discussing the real gateway drug, alcohol. To summarize, a gateway drug is one that leads to the use of harder and addictive drugs. It doesn’t have to be addictive itself. A gateway drug can quite … [Read more...] about Is Medical Marijuana a Gateway Drug?
We recently discussed the alarming trend of depression and suicide amongst elementary aged students. Perhaps one of the most powerful actions a parent can take to counter the trend in their child is to build, boost, and maintain their child’s self-esteem. But how? How do you enhance self-esteem … [Read more...] about 5 Things a Parent Can Do To Boost an Elementary Student’s Self-Esteem
When it comes to domestic violence, many people don’t even know they’re a victim, which makes the link between drugs, alcohol, and domestic violence hard to spot. According to the Department of Justice, “Domestic violence can be defined as a pattern of abusive behavior that is used by an intimate … [Read more...] about The Link Between Drugs, Alcohol & Domestic Violence
Depression and suicide. They aren’t what you associate with children, especially elementary-level kids. Yet, there’s a growing trend that pediatric medicine has been monitoring since at least 2002 of rising suicides in school-aged children. Just last year, in September 2016, a joint paper covering … [Read more...] about Depression, Suicide & School Aged Children