Drugs & Your Family

  • How Substance Misuse Affects ChildrenHow Substance Misuse Affects Children

    Approximately 94,386 children were removed from their home during fiscal year 2018 because at least one parent had a drug abuse issue.

  • 11 Life Skills That Can Help Your Child in Recovery11 Life Skills That Can Help Your Child in Recovery

    (From Partnership for Drug-free Kids) While individual therapy and group counseling are well-known techniques used to address substance use, it can be just as important that treatment includes life skills training.

  • Many Vets Suffer from Both PTSD and Substance Use DisorderMany Vets Suffer from Both PTSD and Substance Use Disorder

    About 1 out of every 3 veterans getting treated for substance use disorder is also suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), according to the Department of Veteran Affairs.

  • Video Series: What is Prevention?Video Series: What is Prevention?

    What are a few of the factors that can affect prevention? Learn more in this three-part video series.

  • Cannabis on Campus? Not AllowedCannabis on Campus? Not Allowed

    If marijuana is legal in the state you attend school, then it must be okay to use, right? Not exactly.

  • Fact or Fiction: Finding the Truth Online about Drug InformationFact or Fiction: Finding the Truth Online about Drug Information

    The internet can be your biggest resource in finding health information, but it also can be one of the biggest sources of misinformation. 

  • Commonly Misused Over-the-Counter MedsCommonly Misused Over-the-Counter Meds

    If you’re concerned about someone in your household abusing your over-the-counter medication, ingredients in cough medicine and the anti-diarrheal lopermide should probably be on your radar. 

  • Using Over-the-Counter Medication SafelyUsing Over-the-Counter Medication Safely

    Do you need help with properly using over-the-counter medication? If so, KnowYourOTCs.org is a great resource. Here are just a few highlights.

  • Drug Fact SheetsDrug Fact Sheets

    Learn more about the history and effects of each of the drugs below with these neat, printable fact sheets (all PDFs) that can serve as handy resources that are easy to distribute.

  • What Should You Do With Your Unused Meds?What Should You Do With Your Unused Meds?

    Most people who misuse prescription drugs get them from family, friends, and acquaintances.  You can make a difference by keeping track of the medicine you have, by rethinking where and how you keep your medications in your home, and by safely disposing of any unused medications.  

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