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  • Word! Addiction for Kids


    An addiction is an urge to do something that is hard to control or stop.

  • Word! Tobacco for Kids


    Tobacco is a plant that can be smoked in cigarettes, pipes, or cigars.

  • Word! A for Kids


    Find out about medical and health terms that start with A.

  • What You Need to Know About Drugs for Kids


    Drugs are chemicals that change the way a person's body works. Some drugs help you feel better, but drugs also can harm you. Learn more in this article for kids.

  • Smoking for Teens


    Smoking is on the decline, but some people are still lighting up. Why? The answer is addiction. Find out more in this article for teens.

  • Coping When a Parent Has an Alcohol or Drug Problem for Teens


    Alcoholism causes anguish not only for the person who drinks, but for everyone who is involved with that person. But there are things you can do to help cope with the problems alcoholism creates in families.

  • What Kids Say About: Drinking Alcohol for Kids


    What do kids think about drinking alcohol? KidsHealth wanted to know, so we asked 690 kids ages 9 to 13.

  • Mental Health Specialists for Parents


    Counselors, therapists, clinical social workers, psychologists, and psychiatrists are all experts in mental health. But there can be differences. Learn more.

  • Teens Talk About Cutting for Teens


    We get lots of comments about our cutting articles. Because many of our readers' suggestions and comments are so helpful, we decided to put a few on our site.

  • Kids' Medical Dictionary for Kids


    Symptoms, inhaler, tonsillectomy - what do all those medical words mean? Check out our virtual glossary for lots of easy-to-read definitions.