Here is a general strategy for approaching ANY problem. Whether it’s your child’s substance use – or any of the related problems – communication, behavior, friend choices, school performance and emotional development (you name it!) These seven steps for solving problems are based on CRAFT (Community Reinforcement and Family Training) among other behavioral approaches. This approach will take you
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The best way to find out what is going on with your child is to, well, find out what’s going on with him. Lecturing won’t get you there. A back-and-forth conversation will. But that’s not always so easy with teens, is it? In order to keep the lines of communication open, it’s important to know
In honor of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil and all that soccer does to help keep kids around the world active and healthy. I thought this would be a good time to reflect on the impact youth soccer has had on my life. I first played soccer recreationally when I was 6, but eventually
Do you have an adult family member or friend with a drug or alcohol problem? You’re probably wondering how you can help. Here are 7 answers to questions you may be asking. 1. How Can I Tell If I’m Overreacting to a Substance Abuse Problem? If you are noticing problems in friend or family member’s
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~ New Resources from the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids and the Treatment Research Institute Guide Parents to Get Help for a Child’s Addiction, Continue Care into Long-Term Recovery ~ NEW YORK, NY, May 28, 2014 – The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids and the Treatment Research Institute (TRI),today launched new resources that help guide families when
Are you concerned about your own drug or alcohol use? Deciding whether you have a problem can be challenging. You may or may not need rehabilitation treatment or “rehab.” Here are 5 ways to help evaluate where you are and figure out what steps you can take toward a healthier future. 1. Recognize early signs if
One of the most important things you can do to help your child is to educate yourself about opioid abuse and addiction and what options there are for treatment. Visit medication-assisted-treatment.drugfree.org ›
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Our new television PSA highlights true stories of people who have faced addiction and implores viewers to share their stories with the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, because one person’s story of recovery can change someone else’s. View the new TV spot >
In the wake of Justin Bieber’s recent DUI arrest, reports are now surfacing that the 19-year-old pop star may have been under the influence of marijuana, beer and prescription drugs, and that he could have been given the prescription medicine by his mother. Our hope is that parents, who are in a position to prevent
The Medicine Abuse Project is a five-year action campaign that aims to prevent half a million teens from abusing medicine by the year 2017. The campaign provides comprehensive resources for parents and caregivers, law …
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