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Help Keep Your Kids off Drugs and Alcohol

Posted under Codeine, GHB, Marijuana, Young People

Recently, a group of New York high school students participated in a panel called Parent University. The primary purpose is to educate parents on teen use of drugs and alcohol so they can help their kids. The panel consists of two freshmen girls, two senior girls, and two senior guys as well as others from the community. more…

Ignoring Kids' Problems Could Lead to Drugs

Posted under Marijuana, Young People

I wrote a blog last year about a young man who was addicted to heroin at age 15. He started with marijuana.

Unfortunately, marijuana has gotten a reputation for being a ‘safe’ drug – especially now when it is legal for medical use in many States – so when kids use it, they don’t expect to turn into addicts. They think marijuana is not addictive. That they can stop whenever they like. more…

Do You Know a Woman On Drugs? Will She Have an Addicted Baby?

Posted under Morphine, Young People

Women need to understand the special brand of hell their infant goes through when mom takes drugs. Whether street drugs or prescription drugs, if mom is taking it, the baby is taking it. And baby might have to go through withdrawal. Is it hard on the babies? Other than being scared to death, here are some of the symptoms: more…

Alcohol Facts to Tell Your Kids

Posted under Alcohol, Young People

Kids who start drinking in their teens are more likely to turn into alcoholics than those who start drinking later in life. No parent wants their kid to be an alcoholic. And no parent knows whether or not their kid, once they’ve started drinking, will become one. So, what can you do? more…

Giving Kids Prescription Drugs Sets Them Up for Addiction

Posted under Adderall, Addiction Help, Drug Addiction, Drug Rehab, Painkillers, Prescription Drugs, Ritalin, Young People

Don’t Get Your Kid Addicted to Drugs

Obviously, there are times when kids need drugs. But to give a kid drugs when they are inattentive at school or overactive doesn’t handle a thing. It just teaches them that they need drugs to cope with life. And it really doesn’t help or even find the root cause of their actual condition. more…

Give Your Kids a Long Healthy Life. Help Them Stop Drinking.

Posted under Alcohol, Young People

One of the worst things about alcohol abuse is the health problems it can lead to. In fact, if anyone you care about is a drinker, now is the time to get alcohol addiction help. Don’t wait until it causes other problems. If you don’t get them to get help, here are the possibilities: Anemia more…

What Parents Need To Tell Their Kids About Alcohol

Posted under Alcohol, Young People

Kids who do not drink these days are pretty rare. Many of them start when they’re barely in their teens, and some even earlier. How do you keep them from becoming alcoholics? Many people think of drinking alcohol as as natural as drinking water. In fact, when they get together with friends on a hot more…

High School Drinking and Drugs – Weekend Plans Parents and Kids Should Know About

Posted under Alcohol, Connecticut, Young People

What happens when 50 kids shows up with alcohol and drugs for a party when parents are away for the night or weekend? A wonderful article was written last week by Police Officer James Palmieri from Darien, a small town in Connecticut, about 20,000 people. The article was the first in a series of four more…

Is My Kid Taking Drugs? How Do I Figure it Out?

Posted under Addiction Help, Young People

Just about every parent worries whether their kid is taking drugs. Usually, and thankfully, there are ways to tell. The biggest thing to look for is change: Change in the friends they’re hanging out with. And the new friends seem either unsavory, or they’re too good to be true. They’re not as interested in spending more…

Kids Embarrassed by Parents Drinking – But a Parent Can Become the Parent They’ve Always Wanted to Be.

Posted under Addiction Help, Alcohol, Young People

Half of kids under 16 years of age are embarrassed by their parents drinking – are you one of them? You would think that embarrassment would make the kids not want to drink – and it does. But it also sets them up with the kind of social situation that makes drinking hard to resist. more…

Want to Help Your Kids Not Drink? Push Your Congressman to Raise Alcohol Prices.

Posted under Alcohol, Young People

Scotland, which has quite a drinking problem, has found a new solution to alcohol abuse and alcohol-related deaths – raise the prices. It’s amazing how big an effect raising the prices created on alcohol-related deaths:  Increasing the price by only 10 percent reduced the number of deaths by one-third, according to a study published in more…

Does Your City Influence Your Kids' Drinking Alcohol?

Posted under Alcohol, GHB, Nebraska, Nevada, Wisconsin, Young People

Whether or not your kids turn into drinkers is somewhat dependent on their environment. If your kids’ friends don’t drink, there’s a good chance your kids won’t either. The same applies to the town or city you live in. Is it big on alcohol? If so, your kids are going to have more temptation to more…

Are My Kids on Drugs? How Can I Tell?

Posted under Addiction Help, Young People

Did you know that kids have usually been taking drugs for two years before their parents find out? In this day and age, when the drugs are more dangerous than ever before, that two years could be the difference between life and death. Obviously, the smart thing to do is find out sooner so you more…

Mom Whose Son Overdosed Finds that Other Parents Were Getting High with the Kids

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Addiction, Drug Rehab, Prescription Drugs, Vicodin, Young People

Can we depend on other parents to keep our kids safe? As parents, we depend on other parents to help keep our kids safe. But a recent story from a mom who lost her son to a fatal overdose proved that we have to keep an eye on other parents as well. Her son had more…

How to Keep Your Kids Away from Drugs and Alcohol at University

Posted under Addiction Help, Alcohol, Drug Rehab, Young People

Going to university isn’t what it used to be. Now, instead of worrying about grades and being excited for their kids’ future, parents have to worry about alcohol poisoning and drug overdoses. How can you help your kids stay on the straight and narrow so they can attend graduation instead of being in a treatment more…

Will Drinking Parents Turn Their Kids into Drinkers? Should They Consider Alcohol Rehab?

Posted under Addiction Help, Alcohol, Young People

With alcohol, not much has changed over the years. Fewer people may drink, but most of those who do still drink (more than the occasional glass of wine) still think it’s okay for their kids to drink. And they think it’s ridiculous if someone suggests that their kid might need addiction help. Not only do more…

The Agony of Thousands of Babies Would Be Spared if Moms Get Addiction Help Before Pregnancy

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Rehab, Young People

To me, there is nothing sadder than a baby born addicted to drugs. Having taken just about every kind of drug myself – in the distant past – and knowing the type of physical, mental and emotional experiences you can have, I just can’t imagine the agony and confusion a baby goes through: incapable of more…

Kids Who Feel Different Might Use Drugs and Need Addiction Help

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Rehab, Young People

There’s a new book out with the unlikely title of: “Kasher in the Rye: The True Tale of a White Boy from Oakland Who Became a Drug Addict, Criminal, Mental Patient and Then Turned 16”. The book is just what it sounds like – the story of a boy who, by age 16, had been more…

Methamphetamine Addiction Help Could Prevent Anxiety, Depression and ADHD in Children

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Rehab, Methamphetamine, Young People

Any woman who could possibly get pregnant should get addiction help before they’re pregnant so they don’t endanger their child. What can happen? We’ve all heard about children who are born addicted to one drug or another, and the horror they go through as the doctors try to get the infants through withdrawal. You may more…

How to Make Sure Your Kids Never Need Addiction Help

Posted under Addiction Help, Alcohol, Drug Rehab, Young People

A blog I read recently talked about how parents feel helpless when it comes to their kids drinking or taking drugs. They feel they can’t control it at all. The author’s solution was to start having dinner together. And, believe it or not, actual studies have shown that kids in families who have dinner together more…

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