The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) estimates that 12% of children in the United States live with a parent who either has a drug or alcohol dependency or abuses psychoactive substances. More on the effects of addiction on the entire family here.
A look at daily practices and strategies for managing the stress that comes with having a family member addicted to drugs or alcohol. From expert interventionist, Dr. Louise Stanger, Ed.D.
A brief guide for how to discuss painkillers and their misuse with teens.
A look into what drug-addicted parents may be thinking, from someone in the field.
Are you ready to move forward in your life but don’t know how? Maggie Harmon explains how repentance, forgiveness, and boundaries can get you there.
How can you change tactics when one approach is not working for your child? Some good, quick advice for parenting an addict here.
Is it time to seek treatment for your child, or not? Learn about the differences between normal teen behavior and teenage drug or alcohol addiction here, with a section for your questions at the end.
How can you overcome fear–based thinking when living with an addict? How positive action can help you in the short and long term here.
Is it possible to help your boyfriend quit drugs? You cannot force anyone to change. Here are 7 things to keep in mind when the man you love is addicted to drugs and needs help.
You’ve found evidence your child has been using. What do you do? Here are the first three (3) ways any parent can take action. More from Dr. Laurence M. Westreich, M.D. and author of A Parent’s Guide to Teen Addiction here.