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Support for parents & siblings of alcoholics. Has 20 questions to help you decide if you need to go to these meetings; what this organization is about; and how to get into a group in your area.

Informs you of matters that influence your child. Gives the latest information on children's issues.

The term co-occurring disorder replaces the terms dual disorder and dual diagnosis when referring to an individual who has a co-existing mental illness and a substance-use disorder. While commonly used to refer to the combination of substance-use and mental disorders, the term also refers to other combinations of disorders (such as mental disorders and intellectual disability).

Informational article from Kidshealth to help parents understand and deal with their children abusing cough and cold medicines.

Help your child with self esteem issues

Although most Drug Addiction starts with casual or social use of a drug, some people become addicted to a drug originally prescribed by a physician. A common misconception is that Drug Addiction is solely due to use of illegal substances, but that is not always the case. Alcohol is the drug most abused, and it is legal. Nicotine (cigarettes) and prescription drugs are other examples. Even caffeine is a drug. Do you have to have that coffee in the morning to avoid a headache? You may have a caffeine addiction. Obviously, some drugs cause a stronger addiction than others. Further, some drugs cause addiction over a long period of time, while others cause addiction remarkably quickly.

Provides a list of resources available to help parents with education and prevention which are the keys to raising self-confident, drug-free children.

Children's anger presents challenges to teachers committed to constructive, ethical, and effective child guidance. This Digest explores what we know about the components of children's anger, factors contributing to understanding and managing anger, and the ways teachers can guide children's expressions of anger.

If you’ve decided to relocate after entering addiction recovery, it’s important to find the right home that will promote your continued sobriety and overall wellness. You’ll want to find a place that helps you create a healthy, consistent routine without throwing you into the paths of old triggers. You’ll also want a loving environment to rebuild your relationships and bond with your family, a place where you can heal and focus on your recovery.

Is it just a phase or a serious problem? Help your child cope with life's ups and downs, from dealing with divorce to preparing for new siblings. Or find out how to understand your child's behavior, whether it's toddler tantrums or teenage depression.

Determined to stop drunk driving, support the victims of this violent crime, and prevent underage drinking. Helps you find a chapter in your area.

Gives information on how to detect if your kids are using; information about what smoking does to the body; latest litigation; and just great information to help you keep your kid tobacco free.

Provides information on how inhalants effect the body; how to prevent the abuse; and frequently asked questions.

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Dynamics of child abuse & dealing with the abused child Institutional considerations Interrupted social/sexual development & PTSDT Psychological needs disrupted by trauma How to help was created by the National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign to equip parents and other adult caregivers with the tools they need to raise drug-free kids. Working with the nation's leading experts in the fields of parenting and substance abuse prevention, serves as a drug prevention information center, and a supportive community for parents to interact and learn from each other.

Contains an article discussing teens poor grades in relation to not getting enough sleep, from the National Parenting Center.

All parents need a little advice now and then. Get the lowdown on parenting basics like discipline, homework help, and how to talk to your child about tough subjects, like sex, tobacco, and alcohol. Plus, find out where you can turn for help and support.

There are all kinds of benefits to meditation, both physical and psychological. From reduced chronic pain to better cognitive function, meditating every day or even a few times a week is a wonderful way to boost your overall well-being and happiness. Creating the ideal space for your quiet reflection isn’t difficult, but there are specific elements you’ll want to include and others you’ll want to avoid. Let this be your guide to designing the perfect meditation room in your own home, and reap the most benefits from your meditation time.

Returning to work is a critical part of recovery for many former addicts. As a supervisor, learn how you can best support an employee.

It isn’t always easy knowing how to talk to your children about the serious issues that could have a dangerous impact on their lives like drug and alcohol abuse. Many parents aren’t sure when they should bring up the topic, not to mention exactly how to approach it.

TEENAGE PREGNANCY CARRIES HIGH COSTS in terms of both the social and economic health of mothers and their children. Teenage mothers are less likely to receive prenatal care, and their children are more likely to be born before term, to have low birth weights, and to have developmental delays. Teenage mothers are also less likely to complete their education than moms over twenty years of age.

Provides advice for parents on the warning signs and how to talk to kids about drugs, alcohol abuse, gangs, school violence, underage smoking, and online dangers.

Warning signs for parents of school violence and gang activity.

Provides a list of warning signs for parents of teenage alcohol and drug abuse.

If you’re concerned about your teen’s drug or alcohol use, then it is time to take action. You can never be too safe or intervene too early – even if you believe your teen is just “experimenting.” Read on to find answers to parents’ most pressing questions about interventions.


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