Drug Abuse

Concerned about drug abuse? Find out the telltale signs you need to know if your kid is using, how to talk about peer pressure, and how to get your kid on the right path today. Plus: When to seek professional help.

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Opening Up to My Daughter About My History With Drugs and Alcohol Saved Her From a Fatal Overdose

Parenting from a place of openness and support instead of punishment and stigma helped rescue my daughter from a dangerous spiral I knew all too well.

'Benzos' Are Rising in Popularity Among Teens and They're Getting Them On Social Media

Teens are able to get benzodiazepines and similar designer drugs without a prescription straight from their smartphone. Here's what parents need to know about how teens are accessing these drugs, signs of addiction, and what they can do to help.

She Seemed Like Just Any Mom to the Outside World, But Inside Was Struggling With Opioid Addiction

A woman wrote a viral obituary for her sister, a young mom who died from opioid addiction in 2018. And it's inspiring others to reveal the same hidden heartbreak of this national epidemic on the anniversary of her death.

No, Parents Aren't to Blame for the Teen Opioid Epidemic

It's common to blame parents for their child's drug addiction, but research shows other factors are at play. Experts weigh in on causes of drug addiction and how parents can talk to their children about substance use.

Why I Drug-Test My Teens

When Paul Little was 19 he became addicted to prescription pain pills. Now as medical director of an addiction hospital, he helps teens recover from substance abuse and makes sure his own two daughters understand the dangers of drug use by testing them often.

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New Research Reveals Alarming Trend in Teen Drug Overdoses

Teen drug overdose rates have doubled in recent years, fueled by the opioid epidemic. Here's what parents should know about this issue.

Teen Dies From Caffeine Overdose: What Parents Need to Know

There's a lesson for all of us about soft drinks, coffee, and energy drinks in this tragic story about South Carolina teen Davis Allen Cripe.

10 Ways to Help Your Child Say "No" to Drugs

These tips are helpful to parents of kids at any age.