Las drogas y su familia

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What is 420?

April 20, also known as “420,” is a day popular with many marijuana smokers. They see this date as an unofficial holiday and celebrate by getting high.

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¿Sus hijos adolescentes están listos para divertirse guardando la distancia social?

La temperatura por fin está ascendiendo poco a poco y, después de haber pasado meses encerrados en casa, es probable que sus hijos se mueren de ganas por salir y reunirse con sus amigos. 

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How to Encourage Your Child to Get Help for Their Substance Use or Addiction

(Partnership to End Addiction) While the hope is that your child will readily and quickly agree to treatment, don’t despair if they first say no or need more time to think about it. There will be opportunities to raise the subject again. Managing your expectations around them engaging with, and staying in, treatment are a part of good self-care.

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Uso indebido de sustancias y trastornos alimenticios

Al igual que con el uso indebido de sustancias, los trastornos alimenticios pueden vincularse con una conducta compulsiva enfermiza, que puede tener efectos devastadores en el bienestar físico y mental. 

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What Are the Signs of Having a Problem With Drugs?

Addiction can happen at any age, but it usually starts when a person is young. It’s the result of changes in the brain that can come from drug use. Addiction affects how people think and what they do. But what exactly are the signs? 

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If You Discover Your Child is Using Drugs: Start Talking

(Partnership to End Addiction) Discovering that your child could be using substances stirs up a lot of emotion. The best way to find out what’s going on, and to begin helping, is to start talking.

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Most Teens Don't Drink or Use Drugs. How to Help Your Kids Avoid it Too.

(Partnership to End Addiction) According to the most recent data, numbers are in the single digits among 12-17-year-olds who smoke (2%), drink alcohol (9%) or use marijuana (7%).

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Consejos para hablar en las vacaciones con adolescentes y jóvenes adultos sobre drogas

Hace unos años, Fran Harding, ex directora del Centro de Prevención de Abuso de Sustancias de la Administración de Abuso de Sustancias y Servicios de Salud Mental (SAMHSA, por su sigla en inglés), nos dio unos cuantos consejos para iniciar esta conversación. 

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Four Steps for Using Prescription Pain Medications Safely

(The NIDA Blog Team) Prescription pain medications (opioids) are powerful drugs. They can be effective if they’re used safely, but if they’re misused, a person can become addicted to them. 

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Adolescentes y medicamentos de venta con receta: Lo que debe saber

Los medicamentos de venta con receta son las sustancias que más usan los adolescentes de forma indebida, después de la mariguana y el alcohol.