June 2, 2013
I will admit to being somewhat biased against reality television stars. Many of these “want to be famous” people do not know how to handle the attention.
Some act like petulant children (and again in my biased opinion – most are). Others seem to think that they are above questioni... [More]
May 21, 2013
For those of you who read my blog regularly you know that I do everything I can to dissuade parents from providing alcohol for their children and their children’s friends.
Just how important is the role of parental example? As reported in www.steamboattoday.com.
Parents play an important rol... [More]
October 20, 2012
Just how dumb can college students be? It would seem there are no bounds!
Anyone who has ever been on a college campus or watched the movie “Animal House” knows that heavy alcohol consumption and binge drinking are a regular part of college life. But this University of Tennessee student... [More]
October 16, 2012
Just how bad is the alcohol on college campuses? I was in college more than 20 years ago and it was certainly pretty bad back then. As a counselor for both in-class and online alcohol classes I have many students in my MIP classes who attest to how much alcohol is consumed by many college students.
October 14, 2012
This is the 8th in a series of blog entries addressing binge drinking among college students. We have reached the phase of the discussion where we look at motivators. More directly – why – despite all the information about the negative consequences associated with alcohol use – do ... [More]
September 23, 2012
Are binge-drinking college students happier than sober ones? I had a roommate who was a teetotaler. He certainly seemed miserable all of the time, while the other four of binge drank numerous times per week.
Given my limited personal experience I am not surprised by the recent finding that college ... [More]
July 27, 2012
Prom can be one of the most special and memorable events in a high school student’s life. For those who choose to use drugs or alcohol, it can also be a dangerous time.
I would be lying if I told you that drugs and alcohol did not play a role in my prom experience. However, as a recovering dr... [More]
June 14, 2012
One of the most difficult things for most parents is to practice tough love. No parent wants to practice this emotionally-draining act, but sometimes it is the only option for a child addicted to drugs or alcohol.
Current research has shown that 10% of teens are binge drinkers. This as reported by ... [More]
June 7, 2012
It is crazy the lengths kids go to get high these days. From choking games to snorting bath salts adolescents are going to great lengths to catch a buzz.
In the latest trend being used by teenagers, hand sanitizer apparently isn’t just for sanitizing hands.
Get this: several California teena... [More]
May 26, 2012
When the Brits talk about binge drinking being a huge national problem, they are not alone. Binge drinking among adolescents is it an all-time high. Throw in the abuse of other drugs such as marijuana, prescription medication and harder drugs and it seems like our youth and our future is going up in... [More]