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Drinking & Drugs

Let's face facts: many teens are drinking alcohol and smoking marijuana without their parents' knowledge. Here, get the real story on teen drug use and abuse.

A father of four looks past the smoke and mirrors at the phenomenon known as vaping.

By Julie D. Andrews We were visiting my brother, his wife and their kids in Georgia.

By Sue Sanders, author of Mom, I'm Not a Kid Anymore: Navigating 25 Inevitable Conversations That Arrive Before You Know It “MOM, DID YOU EVER smoke marijuana?” my 11-year-old daughter

Image courtesy of The New York Times   E-hookahs, hookah pens or vape pipes—call them what you will, but a rose by any other name still stinks, especially when it comes to teens and smokin

Teen parenting expert Rosalind Wiseman on confronting your teenager when you suspect he may be pushing or giving away his prescribed medication.

Okay, the debate I’ve been having with the immediate world for years is finally resolved. Score one for making your kids wait for the legal drinking age to take their first alcohol.

What are binge drinking games like vodka eyeballing doing to your teens? Family Circle's Editor-in-Chief Linda Fears and Dr.

Teen parenting expert Rosalind Wiseman on how to determine whether your kid's pal is drinking or getting high before she comes to your house.

Teen parenting expert Rosalind Wiseman on whether to limit your kid's exposure to teenage friends who always seem to be in trouble.

Teen parenting expert Rosalind Wiseman on how to help your teenager maneuver a friendship with a recovering teen addict.

Teen parenting expert Rosalind Wiseman on how to react when your teenager admits his friend does drugs.

Teen parenting expert Rosalind Wiseman on how to trust your teenager after he's been caught breaking the law.

Teen parenting expert Rosalind Wiseman on what to do when you suspect your kid is hanging out with an unsavory crowd.

After years of decline, more kids are smoking weed. They're also lighting up younger, and fewer believe there's a serious downside.

Before he had even finished high school, Greg Williams was abusing marijuana as well as alcohol and prescription pills.

"Skittles," "Cotton," and "Skippy" are just a few of the catchy nicknames that fool teens into thinking prescription and over-the-counter drugs are a safe way to get high

It started with a glass of wine when Leigh Ann Nolan was 12. Then came the fall — failing grades, lying, despair, and rage that tore her family apart.