When dealing with addiction, it doesn’t help to think about what you did wrong as a parent. Instead, read here about proactive ways you can help your teen in addiction recovery.
teen substance abuse
Over 100 teens per hour, that is about 2,500 per day, abuse prescription medications for the first time in their lives. We outline the significant statistics and what can parents do about it, here.
How can parents recognize if their child abuses prescription drugs? A description of the signs that parents can look for in their children…and a section for your questions at the end.
Sleeping problems can feed addiction… or be caused by substance abuse. More here on the connection between sleep and addiction. Plus, tips for parents on educating yourself and your teen on best sleep practices.
Alcohol and marijuana use is prevalent among college students. How can you address it from home and before your child goes off to college? More here.
The majority of prescription drugs diverted for illicit use come from residential medicine cabinets. How can you safety-proof your home? Simple steps here.
Is your teenager struggling with both addiction and depression? Learn how you can help them here.
Looking for some wisdom to pass on to a teen? Three (3) pieces of advice from addicts who’ve been there.
Narcotic painkiller addiction is currently diagnosed in teenagers…which brings the risk of cross-addiction to heroin. More on prevention programs and what parents can do here.
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.