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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…

Did Drugs or Alcohol Ruin Your Christmas?

Posted under Addiction Help

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen Christmases ruined because of drugs or alcohol. Sons or daughters who arrived high, get high during the Christmas celebrations, or leave early so they can get some drugs. Parents or kids who drink and either get depressed or confrontational, or are just too drunk to talk 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…

Do They Need Addiction Help, or Are They Going Through a Phase?

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Rehab

A lot of parents think that when their kids take drugs, they’re just going through a phase and don’t actually need addiction help. I think this is especially true with parents who took drugs themselves – they think that since they eventually stopped taking drugs and ‘turned out okay’, the same will happen to their more…