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Substance Use Articles

When My Teen Wants To Go To A Party With Alcohol

Nov 28, 2016
By: Kids in the House
The difficulty of parenting through the teenage years is a cliché for good reason. Teenagers are challenged with more temptation than they’ve experienced thus far. Parents are trying to determine which boundaries to set and when it’s best to allow a bit of freedom. Your child is on the cusp of...
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Summertime Adolescent Drinking

Aug 02, 2016
By: Michael J. Bradley, EdD
Mom and Dad sat stunned on my office couch. They were great parents, appropriately involved in their 15-year-old son’s life, trying not to over control while also attempting to keep him safe, toeing that elusive parental “balance point” the experts love. Their son “Myles” also seemed great: good...
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Apr 01, 2015
By: Kids In The House
Peer pressure is hard for any teen and Kids In The House wants to help prevent drinking and driving for Alcohol Awareness Month. We have gathered experts from across the country for a special Google Hangout dedicated to Alcohol Awareness among teens. Please join us on April 9th at 11am PT for a...
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Five things parents need to know about underage drinking

Sep 11, 2014
By: Kids in the House
As kids reach adolescence, they are faced with so many decisions and influences. As parents, we want to believe that we have equipped our children with the necessary skills to make the right choices and handle difficult situations appropriately. What parents must remember is that although teenagers...
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MADD Focuses on Proven Drunk Driving Prevention Efforts

Jun 19, 2013
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) announced several new recommendations related to drunk driving, one of which is to pursue a national .05 BAC per se limit. MADD has worked for more than 20 years to create a single national BAC limit of .08. I remember standing in the Rose Garden when...
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