4 Questions for Dr. Drew

This week’s TIME School of Thought is about advice for parents sending kids off to college – a lot of that going on this week and next.   To help think about the issues I talked with Dr. Drew about wellness, sex, drugs and alcohol, and mental health.

With thousands of kids starting to pack for their first year at college or preparing to return after the summer break, now is a good time to talk to them about some important health and wellness issues on campus. To help parents figure out what to look for, and worry about, School of Thought asked Dr. Drew Pinsky, the bestselling author and TV and radio host who has been dubbed the “surgeon general of youth culture” by the New York Times. On his college radar: prescription drugs, hook-up culture, and processed food. As a practicing physician and the father of triplets, Dr. Drew isn’t fielding abstract questions — his own kids are starting university this fall.

Colleges students face choices about all these issues, but here’s an easy choice for you – click here to read the entire column.

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