Talking with your child about drugs and alcohol frequently will keep the child aware of your position regarding drug abuse. Being interested in what your child does, who his or her friends are, and where they go is vitally important to ensure that the child will not associate with drug users.
If you suspect your teen has a video game addiction, try to open the channel of communication. Come up with a plan together on how your teen can cut back on video gaming.
Are drugs taking over some parts of your life? Drug use could be taking over your life but It’s never too late to get back in control.
Sometimes Just talking to another parent can give you peace of mind or reinforce that which you already know. Sometimes another parent can give you a perspective on things that you didn’t expect.
If you drink alcohol, you may not realize how much your decision to drink could be influencing your child’s behavior.
Teen drug experimentation can lead down a path of destruction, especially in teens. Asking the right questions and gaining knowledge can help in avoiding a potential path to drug addiction.
An addiction is a complicated disease that impacts the physical, emotional and mental health of a teen. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (1), regular substance abuse changes the brain and impacts an individual’s self-control. Although substance abuse contributes to an addiction, some individuals do not become addicted to drugs or alcohol. By…
It may seem surprising but there are ways to determine if a teenager is likely to develop alcohol problems before he or she starts drinking alcohol.
Veteran’s Day is just a few days away in this country as is in my own. Its British equivalent, Remembrance Sunday, is held on the second Sunday of every November. At this time of year my mind goes to the memory of my grandfather, Henry Bainbridge Snr, who served in the Second World War. Harry…
“It’s closer to me than my breath,” a friend shared with me this morning. He wasn’t referring to the love he has for his fiancée, his creative writer’s muse, the passion he has for his work, the adoration he feels for his children. No; none of these. What then, what was it, this entity so…