1. How to Get Your Resistant Teen To Engage in Treatment

    Have you already tried talking to your teenager about their substance abuse disorder? Were you met with distance, resistance, or outright defiance? Is your teen reluctant to identify their drug or alcohol use as an actual problem? We’re here to help. How to Get Your Teen to Consider Substance Abus…Read More

  2. 6 Side Effects of Marijuana Abuse in Teens

    Among teenagers, marijuana is the single most commonly used illicit drug in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “38% of high school students report having used marijuana in their life”. Some may tell you this is fine—but is it actually normal a…Read More

  3. Video: Risks of High-Potency Marijuana

    In case you missed it, here is a link to a video by Rock Mountain PBS on the risks of high-potency marijuana. It is worthwhile to watch this video because it points out real dangers to marijuana use. In 2016 Colorado topped$1 billion in revenue from Marijuana sales (Fortune). There are lots of stats…Read More

  4. 2014 ITV Story On Legalizing Pot In Colorado

    This story by ITV features a brief comment by Aaron on the effects that pot legalization on the teens of Colorado. It is a good idea to look back from time to time and reflect on the changes that have taken place. It is now 3 years later. http://www.itv.com/news/2014-03-19/how-the-green-rush-hit-the…Read More

  5. New Pot-Related Illness

    Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome (CHS) is a newly classified medical disorder that stems from smoking too much pot. "Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome is characterized by chronic cannabis use, cyclic episodes of nausea and vomiting, and frequent hot bathing." (see NIH abstract ). KKTV recently posted…Read More

  6. Understanding Dual Diagniosis

    Dual diagnosis is the term used to describe people who suffer from both mental illness and substance abuse. Various studies estimate that around 50% of mental illness is accompanied with substance abuse. Both adults and teens have dual diagnosis conditions. A dual diagnosis is both more difficult to…Read More

  7. New Study On How Marijuana Effects The Teen Brain

    For teenagers, even recreational use of marijuana can have bad consequences. A recent study published by the Journal of Neuroscience on the effect of marijuana on teens, shows that even small amounts of marijuana create neurological changes in the brain. The affected area of the brain are associated…Read More

  8. Aaron On Dateline Australia – Rocky Mountain High

    Aaron was recently interviewed on Dateline Australia as part of a segment on the new marijuana laws and their potential effect on society in Colorado. See the video below. If you want to skip ahead to Aaron, the interview starts right about 6:40 and again towards the end at 16:00. (more…)…Read More

  9. Molly: An Old Drug With A New Name

    Molly is the name of a drug that is getting media attention because of recent deaths and overdoses associated with it. Molly is a name for a purified form of MDMA. MDMA is the main ingredient in ecstasy, a popular party drug that can produce a euphoric, energetic and confident high. Ecstasy has been…Read More

  10. How To Search A Teen’s Room

    First of all, I hope you never need this information, but if you are reading this... you might think you do. I know this is going raise some eyebrows. After being an educator for 17 years, a father of 2 teenagers, and the director of a Drug, Alcohol, and Self-Mutilation Treatment Center, I was promp…Read More