Drugs & Your Family

  • 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

    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.

  • This Holiday Season, Talk to Your Young Adult about the #1 U.S. Health Crisis: OpioidsThis Holiday Season, Talk to Your Young Adult about the #1 U.S. Health Crisis: Opioids

    The holidays provide an excellent opportunity to talk to your young adults about the devastating effects of opioid and prescription drug misuse, writes SAMHSA's Frances M. Harding.

  • Help Your Teen Avoid Drug-laced FoodHelp Your Teen Avoid Drug-laced Food

    Many of us have told our loved ones to watch out for spiked drinks at parties. But do you also need to warn your teens about drugs in their food?

  • 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.

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