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Teens Can Talk in Code When Referring to Medicine Abuse

Did you know that over 100 over-the-counter (OTC) medicines contain the ingredient dextromethorphan (DXM)? When used properly, these medicines can provide cough and cold relief, but can cause dangerous side effects when taken in larger doses than recommended. In case you’re unaware, some teens abuse products that contain DXM to get high.  If you’ve heard your teen referring to robotripping, skittling or dexing with their friends, it’s time to talk to them about cough medicine abuse. Learn more here.


The Trap in “I Know and Trust My Child”

Believe it or not, you’re more effective than you might think! You have a tremendous amount of influence in your teen’s life, whether it’s apparent or not. Guest author Dr. Susan Newman gives parents advice on keeping your teen on the right track, especially when it comes to issues like misusing drugs.

Peer Influence and How It Affects Your Teen

Who do you think has a greater influence on a teen’s behavior – adults or other teens? According to a recent study, young adolescents between the ages of 12 and 14 are strongly influenced by other teenagers, specifically when it comes to risk-taking behavior. Read more in a new Not My Teen post.

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