Peeking slowly around the corner you see your son or daughter passed out on the couch, TV blaring, surrounded by bottles. You had gotten up in the middle of the night to get a glass of water and was hoping this was just another dream… When your child (they’re technically an adult now, but you…
Getting help for a substance abuse disorder or mental health problem is a gift you give yourself, or someone you love. It’s a chance to step away from the cycle of addiction, find out where it came from and learn how to break free. Your success depends on your level of commitment to this process,…
All parents of teens and even of younger children should know the facts about teen drinking and drug use. You may assume that your child would never drink or use drugs, but making that assumption is dangerous.
Substance abuse can play a role in contracting HIV, complicating its treatment and speeding up the progression from HIV to AIDS.
There were an estimated 1.5 million cocaine users in the U.S. in 2014, with rates of use holding steady since 2009. Learning what makes cocaine addictive is essential to understanding why so many Americans are drawn to the drug and tackling the underlying issue of cocaine addiction. Ultimately, cocaine is addictive for the same reasons…
“Teach your children well,” a Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young song famously advises. Children are impressionable, like tofu that absorbs the flavor of whatever it’s immersed in. But sadly, many children are immersed in unsavory environments.
Movies and TV portray alcohol and drug use as synonymous with college. Little wonder then that incoming students often expect (and their parents fear) that their educational experience will be one big party.
Drug and alcohol problems cannot easily be ignored by human resource managers. Seventy percent of the estimated 14.8 million Americans who use illegal drugs are employed, and federal surveys indicate that around 24% of workers admit to drinking at work at least once in the past year.
Imagine the shock of finding marijuana in your child’s room. A million thoughts instantly swarm your mind. You begin to panic and immediately feel like lashing out in rage and sadness. Are you a failure as a parent? Where did you go wrong? Where do you go from here?
If you watched this year’s Super Bowl commercials, the offbeat ad showing a man envying the rest of the world (dogs included) their bowel movements may have registered as nothing worse than a case of TMI.