Mark your calendars! Next week is National Drug Facts Week (NDFW), a week-long health observance week held by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)for teens that aims to shatter the myths about drug and alcohol abuse. Encourage your teen or young adult to participate in this national dialogue to ask questions about drugs, and […]
According to research conducted by the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids (as well as other reputable national studies) as many as one in five teens say they have taken a prescription drug without having a prescription for it. This behavior cuts across geographic, racial, ethnic and socioeconomic boundaries. Why are some teens abusing prescription drugs? For […]
Like millions of other baseball fans, I cannot wait for the first pitch of tonight’s Game One of The World Series. Lincecum versus Lee. Who could ask for a better pitching matchup? It promises to be a classic Series between two underdogs who few expected to be here. Don’t believe me? Just ask the fans […]
That’s the trap. It is important to notice behavior in a teen and consider in-home testing to determine if a positive result should lead to intervention. If the result is oxy’s, heroin, meth, or anything like that, then, YES! Accept it and map out some solutions. And in the process, don’t forget to take care of yourself.
Established by Congress in 2007 and held annually on the third week of each October, National Teen Driver Safety Week focuses on raising awareness and seeking solutions to unnecessary teen deaths on the road. This year’s theme is reducing distractions distractions are the number one reason why new drivers crash their cars. Watch the PSA […]
We just cant get enough of Melissa Gilbert, our new celebrity champion here at the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids! She recently had an interview with ParentDish.com—read below to see what she says about her youngest son when it comes to drug and alcohol use: [Michael] is the only child who knows me as drunk and […]
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.