Category Archives: Drug Abuse

Alcoholics Uniformly Fail To Recognize Their Problem

Only one percent of alcoholics believe that they can be helped by alcohol rehab. Listen in if you think someone you know may have a drinking problem.

New “Legal Drugs” Being Abused Throughout The Nation

Designer drugs are made by chemist to get people high, legally. The latest one is a bath salt called ivory wave. Listen in to learn more about this dangerous “bath salt.”

Energy Drinks – Johns Hopkins Researchers Issue Warning

After a summer hiatus, we are back! Johns Hopkins researchers, who have spent decades researching the effects of caffeine, report that the onslaught of caffeinated energy drinks available in stores should carry prominent warning labels noting the dose of caffeine and the potential health risks. Can an energy drink land you in the ER? Yes it can and Dr Jim explains now…

If you know a child or adolescent who has suffered ill affects from caffeine, click HERE to alert Johns Hopkins researchers.

The Choking Game – what every parent needs to know

Give Dr Jim seven and a half minutes and you’ll get everything you need to know about this deadly trend among teens. One study actually showed that in the early teen years, deaths from the choking game outnumbered suicide by strangulation. How do I talk about this with my kids? What signs do I look for? Listen now for these answers…

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New Year’s Resolutions and Britney Spears

What could Britney Spears and Jamie Lynn Spears possibly have to do with your New Year’s Resolutions? If you are a parent of a kid between 9 and 19… plenty! Just how abnormal are these kids, you may be shocked to learn that their experiences hit very close to home. Britney, a single parent trying to raise 2 young kids while struggling with problems of her own… Jamie Lynn, a teenage girl with an unplanned pregnancy. Is mom (Lynn Spears) really to blame for all this? What can we do as parents to protect our own kids? Re-assessing your relationship with your kids might be a top priority in 2008!

And for other resolutions such as weight loss, fitness, and stress reduction, I will give you a few key clues on how to succeed. If you can’t think of any resolutions for the year, we’ll also talk about some simple and painless ways to improve your health…