Sandstone’s Blog

25 May The Dangers of Mixing Alcohol with other Drugs

Alcohol is the most commonly abused substance among teens and young adults.  Unfortunately social normalization via pop culture and social media has lead to increased experimentation, and in many cases, binge drinking among high school and college students.  Alcohol's long term effects on the developing...

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12 May What if Trump Care passes?

The house narrowly voted for the American Health Care Act (AHCA), a bill designed to repeal and replace Obamacare. The new plan, also known as Trump Care, still has to pass in the Senate. If the AHCA passes in its current form, it could seriously...

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05 May How Social Media Affects Teens

Humans are social animals. We thrive on social connection and get sick when we don’t have it. Thanks to so many people having a smartphone, we are now more connected than we ever have been in history, but psychologist Sherry Turkle says that we feel...

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19 Apr The Teen Drinking Problem

Teens seem to be wired to break the rules and indulge in risky behavior. While taking risks and pushing boundaries may be an important part of adolescent development, when those risks involve alcohol, there can be severe consequences. Parents can learn to recognize the patterns...

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05 Apr Teen and Young Adult Heroin Abuse

Heroin has one of the strongest stigmas of any drug attached to it, yet it's rise into all sections of society has reached epidemic proportions. According to the CDC, the rate of heroin use has more than doubled in young adults (18-25 years old) in the...

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23 Mar Parent as a Role Model

Do you ever watch your child and find yourself wondering where their behavior came from? “I have always taught them to be respectful and honest, where did they learn to be so sneaky and entitled? And where is the work ethic I’ve been preaching since...

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