Editorial Staff in Drug Prevention
July 29, 2023

Summertime Associated with Highest Risk for Teen Drug Use

New research has found that teens are most likely to use drugs for the first time during summer. Parents need to be aware of the unique factors and conditions that put teens at higher risk of drug experimentation during this season, so they can intervene and educate teen sons and daughters before they experiment with mind-altering substances.


Ren in News
July 12, 2023

Law Enforcement Shifts Tactics as Dark Web Becomes the New Marketplace for Drug Trafficking

In May 2023, a multinational effort by U.S. and European law enforcement officials led to nearly 300 drug traffickers being arrested in several countries and $53 million in contraband being seized.


Karen Hadley in Family Addiction
March 23, 2023

How to Do the Hard Work of Saving an Addicted Person’s Life

It’s extremely common for an addicted person to refuse offers of rehab. So how can you save their life? By approaching this challenge in the right way, it is possible to get them to say “Yes.”


Editorial Staff in Drug Prevention
March 2, 2023

Talk to Young People About Drugs and Alcohol

With new findings suggesting drug use is more dangerous for youths now than ever before, parents must do everything possible to prevent their kids from experimenting with mind-altering substances. This effort begins by having conversations with kids, and by helping them understand why they should avoid using drugs.


Karen Hadley in Drug Prevention
September 13, 2021

Why Locking Up Drugs and Alcohol Could Save a Loved One’s Life

To prevent your home from becoming a source of addictive substances for a young person or susceptible family member, it’s important to know all the types of drugs that should be locked away and where someone might be looking for them.


Julie in Drug Rehab
August 19, 2021

Tips for Effectively Talking to Someone About Their Addiction

When we can speak to others with kindness, compassion, and a level of understanding, we are in a much better position to help that person get better.


Julie in Dealing with Addiction
July 20, 2021

A Letter to the Mother Whose Child is Struggling with Addiction (from Someone in Recovery)

I know times are tough right now but please, hang in there, Mama.


Ren in Family Addiction
December 18, 2020

Helpful Tips for Talking To Your Son or Daughter About Marijuana

As legalization has advanced across the nation, young people increasingly see marijuana as “safe.” If it’s legal, it must be safe, right? Not so, and that’s why parents need to be prepared for an adolescent or teen son or daughter showing interest in cannabis.


Ren in Recovery
May 4, 2020

Quarantined with Someone in Recovery? What YOU Can Do to Help Them Stay Sober

This is a difficult time for a lot of people. Unemployment is at record levels, and a health crisis is spreading across America. For those in recovery, tensions are likely quite high. What can you do to help your loved one stay sober?


Karen Hadley in Recovery
April 19, 2020

Why Family and Friends Can Make or Break Sobriety for a Person in Recovery

So your friend or loved one has completed rehab. Now what? You might be surprised at the many ways you can help. In fact, MORE than just help. You might be the deciding factor in whether they succeed in sobriety or not!