Drugs & Your Family

  • Rx Awareness - Personal StoriesRx Awareness - Personal Stories

    Opioid addiction has reached a crisis level in communities across the nation. In response, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently launched their Rx Awareness campaign to bring attention to the dangers of prescription drug abuse. See their stories.

  • Teach Your Teen to Stand Up to Peer PressureTeach Your Teen to Stand Up to Peer Pressure

    While you might have talked to your kids at length about the dangers of drug use, it’s still normal for most teen or pre-teens to want to fit in with their peers. Having a genuine relationship with your teen is a key component of any drug prevention strategy.  But here are a few other ways you can help your child withstand the peer pressure to use drugs.

  • Tips for a Safe and Drug-free Homecoming SeasonTips for a Safe and Drug-free Homecoming Season

    Homecoming season is officially upon us. During this time of year, excitement around the football game, homecoming court, spirit week and the dance fills the autumn air. Unfortunately, these social occasions can also be a time when some teens decide to experiment with drugs. Consider these tips to promote a safe, drug-free homecoming season:

  • Seven Ways Your Teen Can De-stressSeven Ways Your Teen Can De-stress

    Take a look at these seven healthy, drug-free ways your teen can destress.

  • Do's and Don'ts: Talking to Your Kids About DrugsDo's and Don'ts: Talking to Your Kids About Drugs

    Quick tips on how to talk to your teens about drug use.

  • 8 Activities to Keep Your Kids Occupied During Summer Vacation (Besides the Summer Job)8 Activities to Keep Your Kids Occupied During Summer Vacation (Besides the Summer Job)

    In June, teens are amped for summer vacation. But as the school-free weeks go on and on, boredom usually sets in. And that’s where problems could start. According to reports, summer break is when a lot of teens take drugs for the first time. Here are some activities to keep your young loved ones engaged to, hopefully, have a drug-free summer vacation.

  • Buying Drugs Online – What You Should Know & How to Protect Your KidsBuying Drugs Online – What You Should Know & How to Protect Your Kids

    Young people are getting drugs online, perhaps now more than ever.

  • Drug Paraphernalia – How Much Do You Really Know?Drug Paraphernalia – How Much Do You Really Know?

    Educating yourself on various drugs and their paraphernalia is a key way to prevent drug use in your household. Would you be able to recognize drug paraphernalia when you see it? And which common household items could be connected to drugs? Test your knowledge by taking our quiz.  

  • Bullying and Future Drug UseBullying and Future Drug Use

    We all know that the emotional damage bullying has on a child can last well into their adulthood. But now, a recent study has also cast a light on the connection between bullying and future drug use.

  • What You Should Know About Steroids and Young People What You Should Know About Steroids and Young People

    High school steroid use has been on the decline for many years. Still, 45 percent of high school seniors do not see a great risk in using steroids once or twice, according to the Monitoring the Future 2016 Survey. This, coupled with the availability of the drugs online, could signal danger to teens that don’t know or understand the risks.

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