DRUG PREVENTION

Ren in Drug prevention
December 6, 2018

Teen Drinking and How to Prevent It

No parent wants to find out that their teen has a drinking problem. Parents want the best for their kids. Parents want their kids to have healthy and rewarding lifestyles, to do well in school and in activities of their own choosing, and to experience adolescence and young adulthood in a way that sets them up for a rewarding and pleasant adult life. But teen drinking throws a monkey wrench into the best-laid plans…

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Ren in Drug prevention
October 21, 2018

Are Teens Less Likely to Misuse Drugs and Alcohol?

Any area or arena of drug and alcohol misuse is concerning and unpleasant, but few areas are as concerning or as unpleasant as teen drug use is.

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Ren in Drug prevention
September 10, 2018

When in Doubt, Don’t Do Drugs

The title may seem overly simplistic, considering that just about everyone knows that they should not do drugs. Yet, for some reason, there are about twenty-four million people in the United States who are addicted to drugs and alcohol if the assessment of the National Institute on Drug Abuse is worth anything, which it is.

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Karen in Drug prevention
July 31, 2018

Signs to Watch for to Tell if Your Teen is Using Drugs

One of the most common phenomena I’ve come across is parents who don’t realize that their teenaged or young adult child is using drugs. It’s easy to miss because there are a lot of changes during these years. It’s important for parents to know the subtle and not-so-subtle signs to look for that indicate drug use.

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Sue Birkenshaw in Drug prevention
July 29, 2018

Preventing Drug Use During the Summer Months

Summer is usually the time of year that most families look forward to most. School is out and it’s time to go on vacations. It can seem like a season of unlimited possibilities. While there is always a lot of fun to be had, it can also be the time of year that is most dangerous for young people.

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Ren in Drug prevention
July 3, 2018

A Rising Tide: What We Can Do to Bring Drug Overdose Deaths Down

We need to find a way to reduce the crippling drug problem that is overwhelming our country. Since the turn of the century, the number of Americans addicted to drugs and alcohol has more than tripled, more than half a million have lost their lives from this issue, and hundreds of billions of dollars have been spent on the problem every year in an effort to curb it.

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Ren in Drug prevention
June 11, 2018

Millennials and Addiction: What Happened to Our Generation?

What happened to our millennial generation? Why are millennials more prone to drug abuse than older adults are? Why are young people in this day and age the most at risk for hard, street drug use, alcoholism, and drug-related deaths? The truth is, there are a few, key factors that predispose millenn

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Ren in Drug prevention
March 10, 2018

What Every Parent REALLY NEEDS to Know to Prevent Overdoses in Teens and Young Adults

While some areas of drug use in the U.S. have decreased considerably amongst young adults, one significant figure that has not decreased is that of teen overdoses.

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Karen in Drug prevention
April 25, 2017

Special for Prom Season: How Teens Hide Alcohol Use from Parents

Yes, it’s prom season. A time of excitement, shopping, tuxedos, long dresses and corsages. In the minds of many young people, it’s also a time for planning secret celebrations of their own.

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Karen in Drug prevention
February 6, 2017

Super Bowl 2017 Offers Drug Prevention Group a Chance to Save Young Lives

Every year, Superbowl advertising minutes offer an opportunity to reach more than one hundred million people in a flash. This year, viewers were served two public service announcements revealing the dangers of leaving prescription drugs unlocked, where they could be misused by youth.

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