For parents who discover that their teenager struggles with a substance use disorder, the first question they should ask themselves is, “How can I help them?” If the answer involves drug rehab, the next question may very well be, “How can I pay for it?” It’s a natural question to ask. After all, fees charged […]Read more
When they need help or find themselves in over their heads, kids (even teenagers) tend to turn to their parents for answers. But what should parents do if they don’t know how to help their children, especially if their teen is struggling with addiction or substance misuse? There are many resources for parents and teens […]Read more
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, thousands of Americans lose their lives each year from drug overdoses. Based on the deadly trend, it’s surprising that there isn’t more of a public awareness effort to reduce overdose deaths. The most effective way to save the life of an individual who has overdosed on […]Read more
For decades, parents have been examining their teenagers for alcohol or drug use. The “tests” the parents conducted rarely consisted of anything more than listening for slurred speech, and checking for bloodshot eyes, odors or telltale signs of intoxication. Now actual at-home drug testing kits are available for parental use. But is it a good […]Read more
“That boy is bad news.” You may have heard another parent say that about a kid who tends to bully others, ignore authority or engage in undesirable behaviors like smoking, drinking or consuming drugs. Regardless of the accuracy of the observation, you may have wondered, “How did he turn out like this?” Sociologists have been […]Read more
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