Clinical assessment of drug abuse
NIDA has developed a portfolio of free resources for nurses, MDs, and clinicians to help identify drug use and abuse early…and to address it BEFORE abuse leads to addiction. More on the new initiative NIDAMED here.
Honesty, leniency can drive your kids to drugs?
Thinking about letting your kids stay home alone? What about telling them of past drug use? Think again. A review of recent studies about drugs and parenting styles here.
My child is using drugs: 8 steps for intervention
Is your child using drugs? Drug users are expert manipulators. To avoid denial or refusal of treatment, plan a intervention with family members to address your child’s drug use. 8 tips for planning a drug or alcohol intervention here.
What does it mean to be “almost addicted”? Are those who do not meet clinical diagnostic standards for addiction still OK? We explore here.
Abstinence vs. harm reduction
Is abstinence the only way to recovery from alcohol addiction? What about harm reduction? And is there room for both approaches? We review these two treatments for alcoholism here.
Can I drug test my child or teen?
Yes, you can drug test your child or teen at home. How to set up a home drug testing system to prevent cheating on the drug screen here.
Intervention for teenage drug use or abuse: A How To Guide
How can you plan an intervention with your teen? Although success is not guaranteed, we outline twelve (12) tips on how a teenage drug use intervention can go. Plus, a section at the end for your questions about drug interventions with loved ones in your life.
How can I drug test without someone knowing?
Surface and visible substance testing can help you drug test someone without their knowing. So can drug screens using hair samples. But testing for drugs without consent is not recommended. More on drug testing without someone knowing here.
Is my child or teenager on drugs?
Do you suspect that your child is on drugs? Should you snoop? More here on the most common places teens hide drug stashes and what you can do to sniff them out.
How can parents prevent drug abuse and drug use?
Clear communication can help parents prevent drug use or abuse. How can parents prevent drug abuse and drug use? Ten (10) tips from a mom who’s been there.