Drugs & Your Family

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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.

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Teen Dating Violence and Drug Use

According to LoveIsRespect.org, one third of U.S. adolescents are victims of physical, sexual, emotional or verbal abuse from someone they are dating. And almost 1.5 million high schoolers deal with physical abuse from a dating partner in a single year.

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Teens 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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This 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.

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Help 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?

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Teach 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.

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Tips for a Safe and Drug-Free Homecoming Season

Homecoming season is official here. 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. See these tips to promote a safe and drug-free homecoming season.

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Seven Ways Your Teen Can De-Stress

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

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

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

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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.