CHILDREN AND ADDICTION
Some teens are choosing to vape marijuana products because they are nearly undetectable. But both parents and teens alike should know the damage that’s occurring to the lungs as a result of vaping marijuana, tobacco or simply flavored oils. This damage has been fatal for dozens of people.
The stigma surrounding addiction does nothing to actually help the problem and only perpetuates the very thing it claims to oppose.
Motherhood during normal times can be tough, but motherhood during a pandemic is a whole other ballgame.
When people think of prescription opioids, one of the first images they might get is of a doctor in a lab coat, handing a patient a bottle of pills. And yes, medical doctors are a common source of opiate prescribing. But they are not the only source. Dentists also prescribe opiates.
While much attention has been put on the use of mind-altering substances during pregnancy, new information shows that use of these substances, by either parent, before conception can impact brain development.
The children are the future of society, the guarantee that the human race will go on into the future. Protecting their health is of the utmost importance. How has the opiate epidemic affected children? And what can be done to reverse those effects?