In case you missed it, rapper Eminem recently stopped by the Late Show with David Letterman to share Top 10 Pieces of Advice for Kids. Check out what he had to say (viewer discretion advised): Not bad, Slim. We particularly liked #5: Dont Get Mixed up with Drugs, Gangs or Oil Executives 😉 His TV […]
Survey data released today by the Partnership for a Drug-Free America and MetLife Foundation found that teenage girls are more likely than teenage boys to perceive potential benefits from drug use and drinking, making teen girls more vulnerable to drug and alcohol abuse. According to a new research analysis of the 2009 Partnership Attitude Tracking […]
What if, in addition to having a substance abuse problem, your son or daughter also has a mental illness such as bipolar disorder? Your child’s behavior is erratic, temper explosive, judgment impaired. It’s hard to know which roller coaster you’re riding. Is it drugs or manic depression?
I am sitting at my 10-year-old daughters fifth grade promotion ceremony (that’s what we call graduation at Piney Branch Elementary School in Takoma Park, MD) and the school band is playing the Star Spangled Banner. They have vastly improved from Hot Cross Buns a year before but they still have a long way to go. […]
When a teen becomes an addict, that person you once knew and planned a future for has effectively checked out. What you experience is an addict who will play you better than you can play them. After a period of time, your teen’s brain becomes progressively “hard-wired” to his or her drug of choice, to use a colloquial term.
Parents, listen up! Do you know what your teen is doing online? You may glance over and see them im-ing with friends, doing research for school, and watching the latest YouTube video. But, what happens behind closed doors, or more fittingly, behind minimized browsers?
One day I just became so weary and felt alone. I decided to go to an Al-Anon meeting at the suggestion of my counselor. I didn’t like the first meeting, but did go back later and something clicked. I now attend meetings when my schedule allows — usually once a week, along with counseling. These sources of support helped me let go of my expectations of my son and realize he has a disease. You wouldn’t ask someone with cancer to just stop having it.
Meet the Partnerships Fathers Day guest blogger, Bruce Sallan. Bruce is the father of two teenage sons, 16 and 13; a columnist; and host of The Bruce Sallan Show A Dads Point-of-View on KZSB AM1290 in Santa Barbara (or via live stream) Thursdays at 11am-12pm PST. On this Fathers Day, I want to share my […]
Spending money on treatment has led to important health and public safety cost reductions in Washington. Reductions such as medical costs, state hospital expenses, likelihood of being arrested and likelihood of felony convictions.
Treated patients have been shown to reduce ER visits by 39%, hospital stays by 35% and total medical costs by 26%.
The Partnership gives a warm welcome to guest blogger Jenny Runkel! Jenny is a mother of two children, ages 11 and 13, and is the co-founder and director of content for The ScreamFree Institute, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping families stay calm and connected. A woman named Kerry wrote in to our website, asking […]