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…
One in five teenagers has abused prescription pain medication. Dr. Drew shares some reasons why teens are abusing pills and what parents can do if they suspect their child is using. the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids is teaming up with the Drug Enforcement Administration for National Take-Back Day on Saturday, September 25, 2010. Take your […]
Of all the things that people do, few are as puzzling to psychiatrists as compulsive drug use. Sure, all drugs of abuse feel good — at least initially. But for most people, the euphoria doesn’t last. A patient of mine is all too typical.
For 20 rewarding years I mediated, consulted, consoled and advised teens as a crisis counselor at an alternative school. Its fair to say that I’ve seen it all: sex, drugs, drinking, raging, bullying, self-destruction, smoking, texting, compulsive shopping, and any and all addictive behavior. Year after year teen after teen I saw an endless stream […]