Advocacy: Letter to the Editor re: Pro-Smoking Messages

Below is a letter I wrote today to the editor of a popular skateboarding magazine, regarding images I keep seeing that I believe portray pro-smoking messages.  As a psychologist and father, I believe this is harmful and that people like magazine editors need to be more conscious of it.  If I get a response I’llContinue reading “Advocacy: Letter to the Editor re: Pro-Smoking Messages”

“Gateway Drugs” and Why Parents Should Take Them Seriously

Most people have heard the term “gateway drug”, which is synonymous with marijuana.  The idea is that use of marijuana eventually leads to use of other, “harder” drugs. In my work I have seen this to be true the vast majority of the time.  Still, this term is often misunderstood. People often deny that there is any such thing as aContinue reading ““Gateway Drugs” and Why Parents Should Take Them Seriously”