Dr. Stanger on That Sober Guy Podcast

Dr. Stanger on That Sober Guy Podcast

TSG Ep259 – Managing Your Kids Screen Time, Teen Vaping, Marijuana & Parenting with Dr. Louise Stanger Dr. Louise Stanger from All About Interventions joins the show to talk about parenting, how to manage your kids screen time, marijuana, and how teen vaping...
THE LATEST TREND IN GEN Z: ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION

THE LATEST TREND IN GEN Z: ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION

*** Originally appeared in Sober World. By Louise Stanger Ed.D., LCSW, CDWF, CIP and Roger Porter When Milly’s father called, he discovered Milly’s dark secret. He tried to be a compassionate and attentive father as she broke down in tears and explained what was going...
6 Fears Of Snow Plow Parents

6 Fears Of Snow Plow Parents

In the wake of the recent college admissions scandal, much has been written about the new term given to parents who are all but living their child’s life for them: Snow Plow Parents. In case you missed it, The New York Times painted a vivid picture of it last week in...
Where Have All The Ethics Gone?

Where Have All The Ethics Gone?

My head is swirling in disbelief. My heart is aching. Each day hundreds of our young ones are dying from alcohol, tobacco, opioids and other drugs. Anxiety and teen depression rates are soaring. Marijuana is legal and is being touted as a drug for the rich and famous....
Teen Vaping: From Flavored to Marijuana, An Alarming Epidemic Grows

Teen Vaping: From Flavored to Marijuana, An Alarming Epidemic Grows

Last year, I never thought when I first wrote about the rise of vaping that it would in nanoseconds turn into a national epidemic. According to a report in the Daily Mail, “an estimated 3.6 million US teens are now using e-cigarettes, representing one in 5 high school...
How To Speak To Your Parent About Their Addiction Problem

How To Speak To Your Parent About Their Addiction Problem

Addiction affects loved ones differently, but it’s always a struggle to navigate any relationship with an alcoholic or addict. While teens struggling with alcoholism and drug abuse can be extremely difficult for parents, the situation becomes even trickier when the...
What Nobody Talks About – Tech, Teens & Toke

What Nobody Talks About – Tech, Teens & Toke

With marijuana (cannabis) legalization sweeping the nation, challenges have cropped up for big business, health and advertising. Lately, the topic has grabbed media attention, and I have written several pieces about health effects marijuana users may experience from...
Video Game Addiction in the Communication Age

Video Game Addiction in the Communication Age

And The Golden Buzzer Goes To… Responsible Digital Use Society is hooked on a video game in Steven Spielberg’s stellar new film, Ready Player One. Citizens are so crazed about winning in the digital environment, they risk to be the best player in the game. Spielberg’s...
Hopping on the Vape Train – What Are Teens and Parents to do?

Hopping on the Vape Train – What Are Teens and Parents to do?

I remember the first time I tried cigarettes. In middle school, I followed my friend behind the field house, on the far side of the soccer fields, to a large cinder block wall perpendicular to a sprawling chain-linked fence. This area was called “the wall” –...
Folks Get High on La Cienega Blvd – 11 Facts About Marijuana

Folks Get High on La Cienega Blvd – 11 Facts About Marijuana

Every morning I walk down Santa Monica Blvd. by the Shake Shack past the vacant house the legendary rock band The Doors made famous and cross over to La Cienega Blvd. On the other side is the infamous Alta Motel, a seedy joint where cheap escorts make their way out of...