TEENS

Karen in Drug Prevention
July 9, 2017

We MUST Teach Our Young People: DEATH is a Side Effect of Drug Abuse

It’s so much more pleasant to be loving, trusting and supportive. But you must know when to change gears to prevent the destruction of a person’s future, hopes and even their life. It starts with your own education on drugs and addiction and the education of your teens. Even with young adults, you can still initiate conversations that could save their lives.

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Karen in Drug Prevention
July 3, 2017

The Single Most Important Way to Help Kids Stay Drug-Free

Most parents talk to their children about drugs or underage drinking and express their desire that the kids stay drug-free. But there is one more step that parents should be taking that influences their ability to stay off drugs. We’ll explain.

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Karen in Drug Rehab
February 4, 2017

How High is Your Child’s Risk Factor for Using Drugs? Check Out This List

The World Health Organization recently released a comprehensive report on marijuana use around the world, including in that report a list of factors that tend to increase the risk of drug use in youth. Do you see these risk factors in your child’s life?

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Karen in Drug prevention
January 6, 2017

Identifying Drug Use Could be #1 Parenting Skill of the Future

It’s a story that has played out far too often: A teenager dies of an overdose but the family is blindsided. “He never used a drug before!” says mother. Maybe – maybe not. Identifying the mental, emotional and behavioral changes drug use makes in your teens could be an essential skill to save their lives.

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Karen in Drug prevention
January 6, 2017

Save Your Teen by Spotting Changes that Result from Drug Use

Far too often, drug use progresses to addiction and even an overdose death without a parent realizing what the real problem was. It’s more important than ever that a parent know how to identify the mental, emotional and behavioral changes that occur when a teen begins to use drugs.

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Karen in Marijuana
December 23, 2016

Should Parents be Tolerant of Marijuana Use by Teens or Young Adults?

One thing is for sure: There is plenty of confusing information circulating about marijuana. One faction claims it’s harmless and even medicinal. The other faction holds the opinion that this drug is dangerous in many ways. Caught in the middle are our young citizens. Teens and young adults can hardly be blamed for thinking the substance is benign. Should parents just give in and let youth do what they want?

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Karen in Drug prevention
December 15, 2016

Declines in Youth Drug Use Offer a Bright Spot of Hope

Every year, the Monitoring the Future survey allows us to examine trends in drug and alcohol use among our teens. In this new report, the fact that teen use of most drugs continued their decline provides a bright spot amid concerns about our national opioid epidemic.

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