Drugs & Your Family

  • Other Options for Treating PainOther Options for Treating Pain

    For many reasons, you may want to consider more natural ways your teen or young adult can deal with pain.

  • Mental Health and Drug AbuseMental Health and Drug Abuse

    Scientists have long made the link between mental health disorders and substance abuse. In fact, the co-existence of both is referred to as “co-occurring disorders.”

  • A Dose of Reality:  Websites Educating the Public about OpioidsA Dose of Reality: Websites Educating the Public about Opioids

    A handful of states (Georgia, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Mexico and Wisconsin) have launched public awareness campaigns called ‘A Dose of Reality.’

  • New Report Advises Parents about Teen Marijuana UseNew Report Advises Parents about Teen Marijuana Use

    Talking to your teens about drug use can already be a little uncomfortable. But what if you live in a state where using recreational marijuana is legal for adults?

  • Accidental Exposure: Drugs and Young ChildrenAccidental Exposure: Drugs and Young Children

    The effect of drug use on young children under the age of five can’t be overlooked. 

  • Quiz: Proper Drug DisposalQuiz: Proper Drug Disposal

    Most people who misuse prescription drugs get them from family, friends, and acquaintances. You can make a difference by properly disposing your unused medication.  There are a few ways you can do this; but do you know them? Test your knowledge by taking the quiz below.  

  • Drugs and Sexual Assault: What You Should KnowDrugs and Sexual Assault: What You Should Know

    April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month Whether at a bar, at a party, or even at a “friend’s” home – drug-facilitated sexual assault can happen to anyone at any time. For this reason, it’s important that the young people in your life understand the danger and are aware of the facts to protect themselves from becoming victims.

  • Should Your Teen Take that Opioid Prescription?Should Your Teen Take that Opioid Prescription?

    Whether due to a sport injury, getting wisdom teeth pulled, or just a freak accident, there are many reasons why doctors may prescribe opioid painkillers to teens.

  • Teen Dating Violence and Drug UseTeen Dating Violence and Drug Use

    February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness month. How much do you know about your teen’s relationship with his or her partner?   While the majority of teen relationships are fairly normal, teen dating violence is probably more common than you think.

  • Teens and VapingTeens and Vaping

    According to a new survey, the use of electronic cigarettes (also known as “vaping”) is pretty popular among U.S. teens.

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