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Teenage Addiction Guide for Parents of Addicts: Part I
Mar 24, 2017

Whether you are a biological parent or guardian of a child, you have probably gone to great lengths to protect that young person from illness and injury. Yet having a child succumb to the disease of addiction can still come as a shock, leaving families unprepared for the consequences. Parents often find that they blame […]

Help & Support Guide for Parents of Addicts Part II: Intervening
Mar 24, 2017

Intervening in a Child’s Substance Abuse When it comes to underage drinking or drug abuse, parents must be prepared to clarify expectations and set boundaries for their children. But it’s not always easy to supervise a child’s daily activities or to communicate with teens who have already become involved with alcohol or drugs. In order […]

Children of Addicted Parents Guide: How to Deal With Addict Parents
Mar 24, 2017

Impact of Addiction in Parents Regardless of our age, we are always deeply influenced by the people who raise us. These influences include not only the genes inherited from biological parents, but also the behaviors, habits, values, and communication styles that we learn from our adult caregivers. This same pattern applies to the way we […]

Children of Alcoholics: Growing Up with an Alcoholic Parent
Jan 25, 2017

The Effects of Growing Up with an Alcoholic Parent When a parent or primary caregiver has an alcohol use problem, children in the home can experience a wide range of cognitive, behavioral, psychosocial, and emotional consequences.1 Many of these children are regularly exposed to chaos, uncertainty, disorganization, emotional and/or physical neglect, instability, arguments, marital problems, […]

Sending a Child or Teen to a Rehab Center: What To Know
May 3, 2016

One of the most difficult decisions a parent may ever have to make is the one to send a child to drug addiction rehabilitation. Underage people are more likely to resist treatment due to a lack of experience and foresight regarding how addiction will make transitioning into adulthood extremely difficult as well as how much […]

Family Rehab Programs: Going to Rehab When You Have Children
May 2, 2016

For that reason, treating people with children requires a distinct approach. People in recovery benefit from having their sons and daughters involved in the therapeutic and rebuilding processes. All facilities allow parents to stay in contact with their children—whether it’s through emails, FaceTime chats, or visitations. Some facilities offer family education as part of the […]

Rehab for Young Adults and Teens
Nov 24, 2015

Teen Drug and Alcohol Use Statistics Some levels of experimentation and risk-taking behavior are expected at this age, as the prefrontal cortex and other regions of the brain involved in impulse control, willpower, and healthy decision-making are not fully developed.1 In 2022, the National Survey on Drug Use and Health reported that 15.1% (or 5.8 […]

What to Do When Your Child Is Using Marijuana
Oct 15, 2015

But dealing with a child’s drug use, whether it is experimental or more developed, is a reality for many parents. Marijuana is often one of the main drugs of choice among teens and adolescents. Research shows that the majority of adolescents who enter drug rehab do so for marijuana abuse. What Can Parents Do If […]

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