Stress is a growing problem among teens nationally that may be a factor in teen substance use and other mental health problems.
In Union County,
While worry or fear is normal in all children, on-going stress and anxiety can be crippling to some teens. Long-term stress response can weaken the immune system and cause physical problems.
On Tuesday, Ohio celebrated the defeat of marijuana legalization. Ohio is being looked at on a national level with articles from news outlets around the country that include the LA Times, the Washington Post, the New York Times, CNN and many others.
The conversation about legalization is getting louder. Ohio needs to continue working hard to protect the health and safety of our children, families and communities.
While the recent proposed legislation failed, the use of medical marijuana remains an emotionally charged topic. Many compassionate voters and law makers support the use of medical marijuana for relieving pain or other specific medical problems such as seizure disorders among children.
Prescription drug abuse, particularly to opiate-based pain medication, has devastated many communities across the nation. What is prescription medicine abuse? Prescription (Rx) medicine abuse is the use of an Rx medicine to create an altered state, to get high, or for any reasons other than those intended by the prescribing doctor. As a parent, how do you inform your own child of the dangers of this epidemic and protect your family?