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 […]
The Partnership is excited to introduce our newest blogger, Julie Ross, MA. Julie is the Executive Director of Parenting Horizons, an organization devoted to enriching children’s lives through parent and teacher education. She is also a published author of various parenting books, including How to Hug a Porcupine: Negotiating the Prickly Points of the Tween […]