Do you know the drugs that teens are abusing these days? Our research shows a significant increase in teens that see drug and alcohol use and getting high as acceptable in social situations. In fact, more teens are now using drugs to de-stress from pressures from school and extra-curricular activities than ever before. With this […]
I want to share something very personal with you; my own daughter’s relapse. I doubt if I would be the complete clinician if I did not walk in some of your shoes, share the same trials and tribulations, victories and successes. So, I’m hopeful that you won’t be offended if I share my recent heartache and despair with you.
Vivitrol has been approved for the treatment of opioid dependence, a potentially positive development for families with a young adult dealing with an addiction to prescription pain medications or heroin.
My Reflection: I felt I had failed my son. He was a drug addict and I couldn’t stop it. Mothers protect their children, right? I wanted to blame the addiction on anyone, even myself, but certainly not my first-born son.
I would never ever in a million years smoke cigarettes, my 15-year-old daughter says to me. She is earnest and emphatic. Were in the car our best place for conversations and she reaches over and touches my arm to underscore the point. I am glad. I am more than glad. At her age, I was […]
As a parent or caregiver, you have a tremendous influence on your child’s life. Your constant and caring involvement can help inspire your child to make healthy, drug-free choices. But talking to your kids about the effects of drugs is a lot harder than it used to be. The Partnerships latest research shows that many […]
In honor of Grandparent’s Day, Sunday, September 12, the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids would like to introduce a special post by Linda Quirk, Intervene blogger, Marathon runner extraordinaire and grandmother of three! Happy Grandparent’s Day to grandmothers and grandfathers! What does it mean to become a grandparent? What type should I be? What are my […]
In that moment, I felt like I was wearing my own scarlet letter – that the “A” for addiction was emblazoned on my forehead and would be my mark to bear for as long as I lived. I was embarrassed and ashamed about our situation, not knowing how to begin to respond…