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How and Where Are Young Adults Getting Drugs?

Most high schoolers and college-aged kids understand drugs are easier to obtain than ever. But parents may not know how they are getting access to these substances. Here’s an eye-opening look at where your son could be finding drugs. 1. At Home For many young adults, the easiest way to get...

Preparing for Recovery as a Family

You’ll often hear people refer to addiction as a “family disease.” That’s because the effects of substance misuse disorders spread out to the lives of everyone who cares about them. Naturally, the addiction recovery process will affect your entire family as well. Nobody would ever characterize the road to sobriety...

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Effective Ways to Prevent Teen Substance Use

As a parent, you invest a considerable amount of time in your child’s well-being. As children transition into young adulthood, you may encounter communications challenges that make it increasingly difficult to start conversations with your teen. However, teens who experiment with drug use and drinking are gambling with their...

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May Is Mental Health Month

The conversation around mental health is changing. Mental health issues need to be discussed year round, but May is a time that highlights those issues and raises awareness. Mental Health Awareness Month was created to raise awareness of mental health issues for millions of Americans through media, local events...

For the Family: Codependency

Codependency…that dirty little word. What is your immediate reaction upon hearing the term codependency? Most folks glaze right over it but for those of us who are in an all-out battle with it, the word feels deeply personal. Codependency can be characterized by things such as shame, people pleasing, poor boundaries,...

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