YOUTH

Karen in Drug Prevention
September 4, 2021

How Would Eliminating Addiction Improve America’s Educational Success?

Heavy drug or alcohol abuse or addiction are tough at any age. When it affects those who should be completing their educations, it can derail the entirety of their future lives.

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Karen in Drug Education
December 14, 2017

The Monitoring the Future Survey of Our Youth: Snapshot of Drug and Alcohol Use

Do you think that high school senior that’s ready to graduate has remained drug-free? If you do, there’s a 50-50 chance that you’re right.

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Karen in Family Help
October 6, 2017

Youth Drug Use: What Subtle Signs Should Parents Be Looking For?

It’s very, very easy to miss the signs of drug use because drug users are trying to keep their use a secret. Parents need to know what subtle signs to look for to keep their children safe.

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Karen in Marijuana
August 29, 2017

Netflix and the Message of their New Show, Disjointed

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?

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Karen in Drug Prevention
May 11, 2017

Nine Ways to Keep Your Kids Drug-Free this Summer

When school lets out, any child not spending the summer in a full-time program will have a lot of time on his hands. Here’s some advice on what you can do to keep kids safe and drug-free this summer.

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Karen in Drug prevention
April 25, 2017

Special for Prom Season: How Teens Hide Alcohol Use from Parents

Yes, it’s prom season. A time of excitement, shopping, tuxedos, long dresses and corsages. In the minds of many young people, it’s also a time for planning secret celebrations of their own.

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Karen in Drug Prevention
March 5, 2017

A Parent’s Challenge: Offset a Constant, Daily Deluge of Pro-Drug Messages

The majority of parents sit down with their kids and talk about drugs and alcohol, ensuring that their kids understand the consequences. But is it even possible to overcome all the pro-drug messages that they receive every day?

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Karen in Drug Rehab
February 4, 2017

How High is Your Child’s Risk Factor for Using Drugs? Check Out This List

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?

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