Deaths from fentanyl and other synthetic opioids rose a staggering 72 percent in just one year. If your son or daughter has an opioid addiction, here are the five most important things to know about fentanyl to keep you child safe.
Two-thirds of teens who report abuse of prescription medicine are getting them from friends, family and acquaintances. Be sure to safeguard your home, so the teens in your life don’t have access to your medicine.
During a very dark time a friend told me, “Where there is life, there is hope.” I don’t know if he knew how profound those words were to me. In fact, I didn’t even know at the time. I just heard the words and applied them to my son’s situation.
Our nation is facing a public health crisis that’s tearing families apart: 144 people are dying from drug overdoses each day. The new drugfree.org delivers critical services, information and resources, and supportive online community for parents navigating their child’s substance use or addiction.
Dads are often labeled as “problem-solvers” and “fixers,” rather than “nurturers” or “givers.” But men don’t always have to play the tough guy. In fact, this could do more harm to your child than good. Heather Senior, LCSW, has tips on how to find a balance.