What were the hot topics on our parent blog in 2015? Not surprisingly, marijuana was the subject of our top two posts. (Understandable, since we launched our Marijuana Talk Kit this year.) Other popular topics? Teen drug prevention and recovery support. But the one that’ll warm your heart is our summer intern’s letter to her father.
Here are the top five parent blog posts from 2015:
1. Ways Marijuana is Used: A Guide for Parents
Not only is marijuana more potent than it was when today’s parents were growing up, it is also being used in new ways aimed at getting a stronger and longer-lasting high. Educate yourself about what’s out there, in order to have more productive conversations with your teen.
2. Marijuana vs. Alcohol: What to Say to Your Teen
When it comes to talking with your teen about marijuana and alcohol, it’s not always easy to know what to say. For example, what should you say if your teen asked you, “Would you rather I drink alcohol? Weed is so much safer.”
3. Preventing Your Teen from Using Drugs: It’s All About Persuasion
How can parents prevent their kids from using drugs? Guest blogger Theodore Caputi says make it personal. “We need to communicate prevention in terms that kids understand and appreciate,” he suggests.
4. Happy Father’s Day. Thanks For Never Giving Up On Me, Dad.
“Ever since I can remember, you’ve been my hero,” our summer intern Sofia Capria’s writes in a letter to her father. “You’ve been by my side through it all. Most of all, you never gave up on me during my battle with drug addiction.”
5. How Do I Support My Teen’s Recovery After Addiction Treatment?
Many parents feel ill-prepared when their child has completed inpatient or outpatient drug addiction treatment. They often feel uncertain about what to expect and have questions about how to best support their teen’s recovery.