Featured News: National Survey Highlights Parents’ Role in Protecting Teens From Substance Use
Parents of adolescents can play a valuable role in protecting their teens from substance use, a new national survey by Center on Addiction finds.
The opioid epidemic has been a featured issue at both the Republican and Democratic National Conventions, an indication of the issue’s increasing significance in both parties, The Washington Post reports.
At the Democratic convention this week, a woman whose daughter has struggled with addiction spoke during prime time. The former governor of New Hampshire, where more than 400 people died from drug overdoses in 2015, also spoke. Delegates, elected officials and others gathered in Philadelphia for a recovery forum on Tuesday.
At last week’s Republican convention, participants held a similar forum in Cleveland. Both conventions have had a recovery and wellness room.