Robotripping: A Guide for Parents of Teens

For some teenagers, getting high is simple. Opening the medicine cabinet at home gives them ready access to an over-the-counter medication that seems relatively harmless — but in high doses, it’s not. What is it? Cough medicine featuring the ingredient dextromethorphan (DXM for short). This medication is used in robotripping, which refers to ingesting products…

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Ask a Therapist: My Teen Is Acting Out. What Should I Do?

Two teenage girls laughing and thinking about acting out.

Ask a Therapist: My teen ran away and stayed out with friends all night again, drinking and smoking. I’m concerned about these behavioral problems and wonder if they are warning signs. What should I do? What should I say to address the negative behavior?  Emily Thelen, clinical director at Milestones by Chrysalis, has answers for you. She acknowledged that it’s hard to be a parent because no two teens are…

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