Ren in Opioids
July 11, 2023

Cough Suppressant Now a Leading Cause of ER Visits for Young People

One of the most common predictors of drug addiction is using mind-altering substances in one’s youth. A recent study has shown that children and teens are increasingly being sent to the ER for overdoses of cough suppressants.


Ren in Drug Use
May 23, 2023

Marijuana and Hallucinogen Use at All-Time Highs for Young Americans

According to the recently published 2022 Monitoring the Future Survey, even though overall drug use did not increase among youths between 2021 and 2022, certain drug types did become increasingly more popular, namely cannabis and hallucinogens.


Karen Hadley in Cannabis
May 15, 2023

Want to Be a Successful Student? Ditch the Pot.

Marijuana consumption among high school students is high and among college students is even higher. Many studies reveal that the use of this drug negatively impacts academic performance, memory, attention, and cognitive function.


Sachi in Family Addiction
April 16, 2023

Help for Mothers Who Struggle with Addiction

Addiction does not discriminate. It doesn’t matter what a person’s background, race, or religion is. In today’s society, where drugs and alcohol are so prevalent, anyone can fall into addiction.


Ren in Effects on children
January 12, 2020

Childhood Exposure to Opiates – A Potentially Lethal Crisis for Parents

The opiate epidemic has rocked America and brought on one of the worst national public health emergencies of our time. This crisis has also brought with it a range of unpleasant consequences. New study findings suggest that young people are being taken to emergency rooms because of accidental overdoses on opioid painkillers…


Karen Hadley in Drug Prevention
November 6, 2019

Lies Teens and Young Adults Tell Their Parents about Drugs

It's hard for a parent to know when their child is lying about drinking or using drugs and when they should begin to take action. We shed some light on this subject for parents and caretakers.


Ren in Family Addiction
September 8, 2019

Yet Another Urgent Reason to Help Addicted Parents

Suicide attempts are another risk factor for the children of addicted parents. We have known for some time that it is harmful for children to grow up in households where one or more of the parents is using drugs and alcohol. There is a wealth of research data to back that up.


Karen Hadley in Drug-Related News
December 27, 2018

Dentists: An Unexpected Source of Opioid Misuse and Addiction

Let’s imagine for a moment that you are the parent of a teenage or young adult child. You’re told by your child’s dentist that his (or her) wisdom teeth are going to be a problem and they need to be removed. Dutifully, you make one or more appointments for the extractions.


Ren in Costs of drug abuse
May 28, 2018

Why Substance Abuse and Pregnancy Often Go Hand-in-Hand

Though it is a grim and miserable topic to discuss, it’s time we had a serious conversation about substance abuse and pregnancy.


Ren in Effects on children
April 27, 2018

Is Drug Abuse Hereditary?

Here we have what might be one of the oldest debates on the subject of drug abuse and alcohol addiction. Is drug abuse hereditary? Is alcoholism hereditary? Why do some people become addicted to drugs and alcohol and others do not? What is the critical factor or factors here? Is it genetics?