Learn why parents and adults are so important to help with drug and alcohol prevention in this video from FCD Prevention Works Youth don’t want to disappoint you, so it’s important to keep communication and conversations open.
People with substance use disorder (SUD) are advised to take extra precautions during the coronavirus pandemic. Health officials warn that those struggling with an addiction — particularly opioid and methamphetamine use disorders — and those who smoke or vape nicotine or marijuana may be more vulnerable than others to the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 and to developing more severe symptoms. COVID-19 attacks the respiratory tract and can lead to serious complications, such as pneumonia and respiratory failure.
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This week is National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week! Test your knowledge about the impact of drugs and alcohol with this 13 question interactive quiz: https://teens.drugabuse.gov/quiz/national-drug-alcohol-facts-week/take-iq-challenge/2020
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Much of the language that has been used to describe substance use disorder and drug use is loaded with stigma and carries real world harm. To learn more about stigmatizing language and what we can do to help de-stigmatize language click here.
How to Make an Addiction Recovery Plan. Here are five items to discuss and consider including in the plan you develop together. Read the full article here.
1. On-Going Treatment
2. Relapse Contingencies
3. Household/Academic/Employment Responsibilities
4. Family Interactions
5. Rewards/Reinforcers and Consequences