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.
The care a child receives in making sure he or she does not abuse drugs varies greatly from household to household. In some, parents monitor their children’s activities closely and educate their children on problems associated with substance abuse.
New evidence compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveals that we do not yet have the opioid epidemic or the loss of life from drug overdoses under control yet. We’re not even close.
Kenneka Jenkins went to a party at an Illinois hotel with a group of friends. But because this underage woman got drunk with those friends, she never made it home.
Netflix presents a new sitcom about a cannabis shop called Ruth’s Alternative Caring. Staff and customers are routinely high, stoner and sexual jokes abound. What message does this kind of show send to our children?
The World Health Organization recently released a comprehensive report on marijuana use around the world, including in that report a list of factors that tend to increase the risk of drug use in youth. Do you see these risk factors in your child’s life?
The majority of parents want with all their hearts for their children to grow up drug-free, healthy and successful. But this task has never been more difficult. Narconon offers ten things parents can do right now.
Far too often, drug use progresses to addiction and even an overdose death without a parent realizing what the real problem was. It’s more important than ever that a parent know how to identify the mental, emotional and behavioral changes that occur when a teen begins to use drugs.
It’s never been more vital for parents to prepare children for the drug-filled environments they’re growing up in. It’s not just a matter of drugs being available – the drugs on the market have never been more deadly.
Every year, the Monitoring the Future survey allows us to examine trends in drug and alcohol use among our teens. In this new report, the fact that teen use of most drugs continued their decline provides a bright spot amid concerns about our national opioid epidemic.