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Help the Kids of Drug Addicts and Alcoholics

Posted under Maryland, Young People

A young girl who writes for her high school paper in Baltimore recently wrote an opinion piece that was published in the Baltimore Sun. She talked about the drug problem in Baltimore and how communities need to get together to help addicts.

“This problem should matter because these things affect other people,” she said. “If people have better parents, they can achieve more success in life. If we take care of this problem, children will do better in school.”

And she should know – her mother is an addict. more…

How Many Grandparents Are Raising Kids of Addicts?

Posted under Young People

If it weren’t for grandparents there would be another 20 million kids looking like the one in this picture. 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…

Female Addicts Not Getting Addiction Help Should At Least Use Birth Control

Posted under Addiction Help, Cocaine, Crack Cocaine, Drug Rehab, Young People

After adopting four of the eight children borne by a crack addict in Los Angeles, Barbara Harris started a charity designed to prevent addicts from getting pregnant. It’s the harm reduction end of things – not as good as the mother’s getting the addiction help they need, but it is certainly best for the babies. more…

What Happens to Kids When Parents Get Addiction Help?

Posted under Addiction Help, Young People

If I were a cop I think one of the most difficult situations I would have to face would be what children of drug addicts go through. Actually, I don’t need to be a cop to see it – I’ve witnessed some of it myself, but nothing as severe as the stories I’ve heard. What more…