Category Archives: Parent Addiction Resources

One Simple Step Parents Can Take to Prevent Teen Drug Use

Ok parents, are you overwhelmed with the stories circulating through social media and the news about today’s drug epidemic in the United States? Do the daunting statistics about drug and alcohol use in your city make you want to hide your head in the sand? Continue reading One Simple Step Parents Can Take to Prevent Teen Drug Use

5 Parent Tips for Keeping Kids Away from Drugs and Alcohol

I am asked daily, by concerned parents, relatives and friends of teenagers, what can be done to keep teens away from the drugs and alcohol that seem to permeate our schools. The statistics surrounding teen drug and alcohol use are daunting and justify action by those concerned  for a loved one. The average age today for a teen to first use alcohol is 13. The statistics on drug use are equally terrifying. Continue reading 5 Parent Tips for Keeping Kids Away from Drugs and Alcohol

Why Locking the Medicine Cabinet is as Critical as the Gun Safe

Almost every gun owner with children knows that guns should be kept in a locked safe. Right? Unlocked, these devices become all too enticing as toys, and are bound to end up in the hands of children. And, often, these scenarios end in avoidable tragedies.

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The Dangerous Effects of Meth: What Every Parent Needs to Know

While addiction to almost any drug or alcohol can cause changes to the wiring in the brain, some drugs can cause extended damage, which makes recovery itself more difficult. Methamphetamines are one such drug. Continue reading The Dangerous Effects of Meth: What Every Parent Needs to Know

Why the 2016 Heroin Epidemic is Something You and Your Family Should Worry About

If you have children of any age, you need to be aware of the heroin epidemic affecting our country in 2016.  This is especially true if you have addiction in your family history.  This issue is increasing rapidly and something needs to be done to stop the epidemic. Continue reading Why the 2016 Heroin Epidemic is Something You and Your Family Should Worry About