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You have to be sick and tired of being sick and tired before recovery can begin. —Twelve Step Wisdom
You have to be sick and tired of being sick and tired before recovery can begin. —Twelve Step Wisdom
A key element in addiction prevention is youth intervention. Research has shown that substance abuse can start as soon as age 12, and early abuse often leads to greater drug involvement. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to combat youth drug culture and media influence. There are many different techniques for teaching students about the dangers of drug use, and perhaps one of the greatest opportunities is making it relevant to their own lives. By using local news stories and expert guest speakers from your area, you may be able to make a bigger impact. When students can learn through a more hands-on, relevant approach, they may heed your warnings more carefully. This guide will offer advice on using local news and experts to provide current, relevant drug education to students at all levels. Bear in mind that you may need to first consult administration before implementing certain lesson plans or bringing in speakers based on current drug education standards within your school or district. And who knows — if you make a strong enough case, you may be able to help influence a new, more effective curriculum for the future! Local news It’s certainly important to make the point to your students […]
It’s sold as Actiq, Duragesic, and Sublimaze. On the streets, it’s known as Apache, dance fever and TNT. But just how explosive is the drug fentanyl? Characterized as a synthetic opioid anesthetic benzodiazepine drug, Fentanyl has the components of both an opioid painkiller and a depressant. The drug is said to be one of the strongest and most addictive painkillers available at 100 times that of the drug Morphine. It is often used for those in chronic pain, terminally ill cancer patients and those whose pain cannot be remedied by using other prescription drugs. The History of Fentanyl Synthesized in 1960 by a man named Paul Janssen, the drug immediately began to be used as a general anesthetic in the healthcare field. The most common uses for Fentanyl were in emergency rooms, intensive care units, and operating rooms. In the next 10 years, the drug became more widespread with quick-acting prescriptions becoming available for it. These tablets called Fentora were one of the first types of Fentanyl other than the injectable medical form. Soon after a Fentanyl patch was synthesized. Today the drug comes in a pill form, a patch as well as a spray. A berry-flavored lozenge is another […]
Losing a child to addiction is every parent’s worst nightmare, and part of what makes it so terrifying is that it often feels out of your control. You can’t be with your child every second of every day to ensure he or she is making the right decisions, spending time with positive influences, and resisting the temptation to experiment with drugs or alcohol. However, there are many ways to keep your child away from the dangers of addiction — and they probably aren’t as complex as you’d think! This guide outlines 20 techniques you can use with your child to help him or she stay on the right track toward his goals and away from drugs and alcohol. Discuss how you’ll implement them with your partner to ensure a clear, consistent message. Remember: when it comes to addiction prevention, your child needs a parent, not a friend — and this guide can help you find the balance between a strong hand and a supportive shoulder. 1. Start the conversation early Some parents think that there’s not much point in talking to their children about addiction until they’re teenagers, but research has shown youth addiction can start as young as age 9. The […]
There are few things more difficult for parents to deal with than a drug-addicted child. Put simply, parents of drug-addicted children are often battered by a wide range of difficult emotions–from anger to confusion, disbelief to fear and much more. They may live with the constant knowledge that at any given time they will receive the news that they dread the most but feel is completely inevitable: the news that their child has lost their lives to drug substances. It is for this reason that many parents breathe a deep sigh of relief when their child finally enrolls in rehabilitation treatment. They may still keep a wary eye on the situation, knowing that their child’s full and permanent recovery is far from guaranteed, but as time goes on and they continue to remain drug-free and healthy, parents may finally relax in the belief that their child is completely recovered. So what happens when they relapse? Dealing With a Teen’s Relapse Even parents who are on constant high-alert may miss some of the early signs of their teenager’s drug addiction relapse. It can begin as innocently as coming home early from school, albeit with very logical-sounding excuses, or even with some […]
“It could never happen to my child” is perhaps one of the most dangerous phrases when it comes to opioid abuse. Whether it’s a genetic predisposition for addiction or susceptibility to peer pressure, no child is truly completely free of risk for drug abuse. Although this is a disturbing thought for any parent, take comfort in the fact that your influence holds a lot of power — but you have to know how to use it. This guide will help you discover the best ways to educate your child on the dangers of opioid medications and strategies for abuse prevention. It isn’t uncommon for parents to be intimidated by the topic, but it is absolutely crucial for education to start at home: kids who learn about the dangers of drugs from their parents are up to 50% less likely to use. So cast your worries aside and let the teaching begin! Prevention Through Education — Talking to Your Child It might be hard to believe, but when it comes to talking to your child about the dangers of drugs, there really isn’t any such thing as starting “too early.” Kids as young as 8 may receive false information about drugs from their peers, and encountering peers experimenting with […]
Addiction is devastating and harmful, to say the least, and it can be fatal. However, it does not have to be a permanent affliction for anyone who is addicted to it, especially not to a parent of a son or daughter. Parents often need the most help and the most attention when it comes to helping them, as they often get very antagonistic about going to rehab because it would mean leaving their kids with someone else for several weeks or even for several months. Getting Help The key to talking to children of addicts about their parents beating an addiction to drugs or any addiction of any kind for that matter is to make it clear to the kids that their parent needs to go to rehab, and that they need it very badly. It needs to be made clear to them that really the only way for their parents to beat an addiction is with the help of an inpatient, residential, drug and alcohol addiction and dependence treatment center, detox facility, rehab program, and recovery organization and nothing less than that. The children need to understand that this is what will save their parent’s lives and that this […]
The Regular Habit After the fun and games period, everything starts to get just a little more serious. This is called the “Regular Habit”, stage. Ever notice how a constant cigarette smoker will often inconvenience himself or others to be able to go out and have a cigarette? That is an addiction to cigarettes, and the same idea applies to drug and alcohol use. The fun and games stage is over at this point, and one has entered into a regular habit that is characterized by consistent and pretty predictable use of the drug or the alcohol. The characteristic feature of substance abuse at this stage of the game is the presence of an actual dysfunction related to the person’s use of alcohol or other drugs. To put it more officially, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration describes the Regular Habit stage of substance abuse as: “The use of a psychoactive drug to such an extent that its effects seriously interfere with health or occupational and social functioning. Regular Habit substance abuse may or may not involve physiologic dependence or tolerance. For example, use of substances in weekend binge […]
The holiday season is one of the most anticipated times of the year. The chance to give and receive gifts, spending extra time with extended family members, eating food that wouldn’t pass during the “normal times” in life, the holiday season is the time where everyone takes a break from the world. Granted, some family members and foods are better off staying away, but overall the holidays are a time for fun, family, and freedom. For those with an addiction problem who might be going through rehab during the holiday season, that freedom is not as easily felt. They might be in pain from withdrawal symptoms, or stressed about the price of rehab – which can range into the high thousands depending on the facility – and might not be able to see or buy gifts for their families. There are several things loved ones can do to help an addict make it through this depression in the season. Resolving Holiday Addiction Issues Resolving a holiday addiction problem starts with understanding. 1. Speak with Empathy – It starts with understanding what your loved one might be going through. Educate yourself. Research the effects of addiction and the conditioning they have […]
There is no arguing that parenting is one of the most complex and difficult jobs in existence–and that’s when your child is generally healthy and happy. When your child is suffering from a complex problem like drug addiction, parenting can become incredibly overwhelming, especially when you consider that most parents will do anything to help their child. But when does helping become enabling? Helping vs. Enabling When it comes to rendering assistance to a drug-addicted child, there is a marked difference between helping them and enabling them. When you help someone, you are doing something for them that they cannot do for themselves and that aids them in their survival. When you enable someone, you are doing something for them that they could and should be doing for themselves. When you enable a drug-addicted child, you actually make it possible for them to continue abusing drug substances by preventing them from facing all of the consequences of their drug use. Helping a drug-abusing child may actually allow them to step onto the path to recovery, while enabling a drug-abusing child may prevent them from ever locating this path. But how do you know where to draw the line in what […]
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