Are your teens or young adults home for holiday break? With the stress of school or campus life behind them for a few weeks, this can be a great time for you to talk to them about substance misuse. Drug use, overdose deaths, etc., are serious and scary topics. But using scare tactics during your discussion aren’t likely to be effective. So, where do you start? A … Continue reading Talk to your teens about drugs – especially over the holidays!
We know that drugs are bad for your physical and mental health. But drug use also has a negative impact on your personal relationships since it can greatly change your mood and your behavior towards others. WHAT IS DATING VIOLENCE? Dating violence is violence between two people in a relationship. It is not always physical. In fact, according to the CDC, there are four different kinds: Physical – when a person … Continue reading DRUGS AND DATING VIOLENCE
Youth Summit on Opioid Awareness DEA 360 and the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation presents What Every Family Needs to Know about Opioids, a community-based summit that will examine the opioid epidemic from a local perspective and focus on how this crisis impacts our schools, families, law enforcement and healthcare systems. Our expert panel will answer your questions about how opioids affect the human brain, signs of addiction and … Continue reading Youth Summit on Opioid Awareness
Kids are resilient in many areas. The place where they are not resilient resides in their emotional lability. Kids suffer more ups and downs than any other age group. Factored into t his is that their hormones raging, their self-esteem is bouncing, and, among many other things, they haven’t yet figured out or matured enough to know who they are or where they want to … Continue reading What NEVER To Say & What ALWAYS To Say To Your Kids Who May Be Using Drugs & Alcohol
“I thought marijuana was no big deal. … I felt I could stand out if I did crazy things.” That was before Kevin West put a bullet through his head — stoned on pot. Kevin went from house to house with his friends, toking at each stop. Then someone suggested they play a game of Russian roulette. Kevin agreed. He didn’t realize that putting a gun to … Continue reading The Vicious Truth About Drug Addiction and Alcoholism
Teenagers are setting themselves on fire in a desperate attempt to find fame on the internet, hospital staff have revealed. The latest idiotic craze to sweep the internet- called the Fire Challenge – has seen teenagers film themselves dousing their bodies in accelerant and lighting it. In Wales, more and more cases are being seen by medical experts after the craze which began in 2014 … Continue reading Teens Are Torching. Teenagers Have Set Fire to Their Own Bodies After a Bizarre and Dangerous Internet Craze Returned
Kids are not immune to addiction. It’s quite the opposite. They are vulnerable and more emotionally unstable these days than ever, and for for many reasons – all having to do with the breakdown of the traditional family structure and society. There is also a great deal of stress from the outbreak of school shootings. They go to school not knowing what will happen, when … Continue reading How Do Kids Get Started with Opioids?
What can you do to protect your children from prescription drug addiction? Today, prescription opioids are killing 1 adult or child every 12.5 minutes, here in the USA. It is now the #1 cause of accidental death. It’s preventable. More people are dying from opioid overdose than from car accidents and shootings combined. This is SERIOUS! No child is immune, no matter what you think. … Continue reading As a Parent, What Can You Do To Protect Your Child From Rx Drug Addiction & How To Get Help For Them If They Are Addicted