Parent Tips

June 2016 – Toolkit for Opioid and Heroin Prevention

Parent-Toolkit-300x268The Bipartisan Task Force to Combat the Heroin Epidemic has developed this toolkit in conjunction with the Addiction Policy Forum to connect families impacted by addiction with evidence­based resources around prevention, treatment and recovery.

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April 2016 – Ways to Effectively Communicate with your Teen About Marijuana

mtk-left-header-imgEmerging research has demonstrated that even the use of “soft” drugs such as marijuana can have a deleterious effect on developing brains, including those of adolescents. Marijuana use directly alters the parts of the brain responsible for memory, learning, and attention, and may be capable of permanently lowering a person’s IQ and interfering with other aspects of their neurological functioning when consumed regularly prior to adulthood. Due to these effects, marijuana is especially harmful for adolescents with ADHD.

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January 2016 – “150 easy conversation starters” to have with your kids

“150 easy conversation starters” to have with your kids… there’s a section on drugs and alcohol too. PARENTS are a child’s first and most important teachers!

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August 2015 – “Back to School” Survival Guide for Parent

“Back to School” Survival Guide for Parents! When questions about alcohol and other drugs come up this year…

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