No parent wants to be an overbearing presence in their child’s life. We know that kids need some space to grow. They need to learn from their mistakes. We need to step back to let our kids live their lives for themselves as we guide them toward adulthood. However, we might need to intervene in […]
Category: Teen Drug Addiction
Share Your Story: You Never Know Who You Will Inspire!
Support is crucial for success for both kids and families in recovery. Parents and alumni can join peer support groups to continue supporting one another and foster a feeling of hope. When we share our stories, we can inspire others. We might not realize who we are impacting by speaking up within a group meeting. […]
How Can I Get My Child to the Right Treatment Center?
When children struggle with problematic behaviors—like addiction, promiscuity, cutting, or other issues—their parents know that they need help. Parents can see the problems occurring and try their best to intervene. They might set up appointments and have their child regularly meet with a counselor, psychiatrist, or other professional. However, at times, the problems can get […]
How Can Kids be Affected by Pain Management Medications?
Pain management medications are powerful, especially to the developing mind. Teenagers and kids may be involved in sports or recreational activities that might lead to broken legs, loose teeth, or other injuries. Kids may also be exposed to pain management medications if their parents suffer from chronic pain and use medication to manage the pain. […]
What are Gateway Drugs?
The Gateway Drug Hypothesis The term “gateway drugs” is a common saying when talking about addiction. But what does it mean? The saying stemmed from the gateway hypothesis, which refers to a pattern of substance abuse early on in an individual’s life using legal substances like nicotine and alcohol, which then contributes to the progressive […]