Why are there are so many addicts behind bars? We explore the relationship between substance abuse and imprisonment visually in this exclusive infographic. We also offer alternatives to prison terms for drug use sentences. BREAK OUT of outdated thinking and join us here!
Should doctors who neglect due diligence be held responsible for prescription opioid addiction? We explore here.
A guide for how to talk with kids (or teenagers) about drug addiction. Your questions or stories are welcomed at the end.
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.
Looking for an excellent crack cocaine addiction documentary? Check out Hitting Rock Bottom, a dramatized TV-style film series about addiction. More about documentaries about addiction here.
As a mother in recovery from addiction, I wonder if I am “teaching” my child behaviors and ways of thinking that will make it easier for her to fall into the trappings of addiction. Here is a very real example of a situation we faced with my daughter’s medication. I am so looking forward to connecting with other parents in recovery and hopefully, we can all work it out together!
Step-by-step instructions for how to draw up a drug free contract for the home for use with teenagers and children.
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.
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.
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.