Drugs & Your Family

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Addressing Substance Use: Set Limits & Monitor Behavior

(Partnership to End Addiction) Rules provide a concrete way to let your child understand what’s expected of him or her and to learn self-control.

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Is There a Connection Between Missing Sleep and Using Drugs?

(The NIDA Blog Team, June 1) You probably know it’s important to get enough sleep. But you may be surprised to learn exactly how important it is.

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Free Online Prevention and Early Intervention Resources

Here are some online prevention and early intervention resources (such as tip sheets, videos, webinars, and more) as for you and your loved ones.

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Watch: Secure Your Meds PSAs

Until you're able to reach a medication drop-off location, it's important that you keep them safe and secure in your home. 

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Does Your Family Know the Risks of Misusing Opioids?

(NIDA Blog Team, April 13) Opioids can be helpful in treating severe pain when they're taken as directed by a doctor. Like all drugs, though, they can also bring risks.

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How Substance Misuse Affects Children

Approximately 94,386 children were removed from their home during fiscal year 2018 because at least one parent had a drug abuse issue.

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11 Life Skills That Can Help Your Child in Recovery

(From Partnership for Drug-free Kids) While individual therapy and group counseling are well-known techniques used to address substance use, it can be just as important that treatment includes life skills training.

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Many Vets Suffer from Both PTSD and Substance Use Disorder

About 1 out of every 3 veterans getting treated for substance use disorder is also suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), according to the Department of Veteran Affairs.

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Video Series: What is Prevention?

What are a few of the factors that can affect prevention? Learn more in this three-part video series.

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Cannabis on Campus? Not Allowed

If marijuana is legal in the state you attend school, then it must be okay to use, right? Not exactly.