From the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids
“It’s a rite of passage.”
“He’s just experimenting.”
“It’s a phase. She’ll grow out of it.”
Our culture has a habit of justifying certain types of teen and young adult substance use as perfectly normal, but research indicates otherwise. Ninety percent of addictions begin during the teen years, while the brain is still very much in development. Risk-taking and making mistakes may be normal teen behavior, but when it comes to substance use, there is reason to be concerned and take action.
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This post from The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids is a great read! “We need to change language like “junkie,” “addict,” and “alcoholic” if we are to lessen the stigma and negativity that saturates the perception of drug addiction.”
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The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids provides key takeaways for parents on how to address school stress and sleep:
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