The Dangers Of Alcopops

By Staff Alcopops describes alcoholic beverages that are similar to sweet drinks like soda pop, sweetened tea, or lemonade. The sweetness appeals to …

Fentanyl: NOT Just Another Synthetic Drug

By Holly Mook, LAC, MSW Intern Caution! Fifty to a hundred times more potent than an average pain killer, fentanyl is a synthetic …

The Central Nervous System: Are You Ready?

By John Greig Underwood, Human Performance Project Without any question, the brain and central nervous system (CNS) play the most significant role in …

Parents’ Attitudes About Youth Use

By staff This article is a continuation of our series addressing risk and protective factors. Risk factors increase the likelihood of youth getting …

Positive Communication with Kids

By Len lantz, md ABOVE ALL, KEEP COMMUNICATION WITH KIDS SIMPLE If there is one habit I’ve seen backfire most often for parents, …

Let’s Talk About ‘Sharenting’

By Dr. Tim Elmore It all started when April, Christine’s youngest daughter, was five years old. Christine knew April would be their family’s …

The Benefits of Getting Involved

The Benefits of Getting Involved By Youth Connections Staff This article is part of our series about risk and protective factors. Risk factors …

The Hidden Hardships of Back to School

The Hidden Hardships of Back to School By Emily C.T. Hankins Most students—and parents—are excited for school to start again. But for others, …

How to be Happy

How to be Happy By Katie Gerten, Youth Dynamics What does it mean to be happy? It’s a loaded question, right? A recent …

Marijuana and ADHD

Marijuana and ADHD By Intermountain Co-Occurring Staff With the trend toward the legalization of marijuana rising in the United States, there is concern …

Xanax and Youth

Xanax and Youth By Craig Struble, LCSW LAC As an addiction counselor, I have seen an increase in youth’s unprescribed use of Xanax. …

Tribal Public Health Conference

“Changing Time 2021! A New Era in Tribal Public Health” conference was held in Billings in August. It was a chance for tribal …