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2 Is teenage drug use on the rise?

Is teenage drug use on the rise?

April 19th, 2016

Has teenage drug use increased? Not exactly. While prevention initiatives may be helping, there remain some trends that parents must remain watchful about. More on trends in teen drug use here.

How to identify teenage drug use

How to identify teenage drug use

March 21st, 2016

As parents, what kinds of body language cues should we be looking for to signal drug use? More here on ways to identify drug use in your teenager.

Warning signs of relapse

Warning signs of relapse

May 11th, 2014

Unlike other diseases, relapse doesn’t just happen – it is a process. We reviewing the warning signs of relapse and what you can to do prevent it here.

2 Early recovery tips: 6 lessons for early recovery

Early recovery tips: 6 lessons for early recovery

April 28th, 2014

What are some of the fundamental lessons you must learn to ensure you have a strong recovery? Addictions therapist and author Beth Burgess shares here.

4 Apps for addiction recovery

Apps for addiction recovery

April 21st, 2014

Do app users, as a group, have an advantage in terms of maintaining sobriety. Yes! We review here and invite your feedback on using apps for addiction recovery here.

3 After a drug or alcohol slip up

After a drug or alcohol slip up

April 4th, 2014

Don’t wallow! Get your life back on track after a slip up. Here, we present a concrete plan of action to catch yourself before you fall too far.

How do you prevent relapse?

How do you prevent relapse?

March 12th, 2014

You can prevent relapse by dealing with setbacks and discussing issues when they arise. Here, licensed clinical social worker and addictions counselor, Kenneth Pecoraro, discusses the more subtle mistakes that pop up in recovery… and how you can prevent a full blown relapse in the process.

2 Who's responsible for prescription drug addiction?

Who’s responsible for prescription drug addiction?

August 23rd, 2013

Should doctors who neglect due diligence be held responsible for prescription opioid addiction? We explore here.

4 Talking to kids about drug addiction

Talking to kids about drug addiction

July 7th, 2013

A guide for how to talk with kids (or teenagers) about drug addiction. Your questions or stories are welcomed at the end.

2 Drug contracts for kids and teens

Drug contracts for kids and teens

July 2nd, 2013

Can we have contracts with our own teens when it comes to drug use? you bet. More on how to create a drug contract here.

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