CHILDREN AND ADDICTION

Karen in Drug Trends
October 20, 2021

Why THC Vaping Can Destroy Young Lungs

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.

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Julie in Family Addiction
March 6, 2021

How The Stigma of Addiction Ultimately Hurts Children

The stigma surrounding addiction does nothing to actually help the problem and only perpetuates the very thing it claims to oppose.

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Julie in Family Resources
December 19, 2020

A Letter to the Mom Struggling with Alcohol

Motherhood during normal times can be tough, but motherhood during a pandemic is a whole other ballgame.

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Ren in Opioids
November 19, 2020

Dental Opioid Prescribing—A Risk Factor for Opiate Addiction

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.

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Ren in Family Addiction
October 22, 2020

Giving Birth to a Healthy Child Means Giving Up Alcohol AND Marijuana Prior to Conceiving

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.

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Ren in Family Addiction
March 11, 2020

What is the Real Effect of the Opiate Epidemic on Children?

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?

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