Parental Information about Addiction
The link below was created by the Schuylkill Youth Summit to discuss the dangers of addiction
These links provide more information to parents about the dangers of addiction
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gl83f1NR1qQ (Parent video)
https://www.addictionpolicy.org/preventiontips (Parents’ toolkit and video)
Opioid Epidemic in Schuylkill County: How You Can Help
Want to protect youth & young adults from the health risks of e-cigs?
6 practices that will help you reduce the chances your child will develop a drug or alcohol problem.
Check out these resources to help you start—and keep up—the conversation about the dangers of drinking alcohol at a young age.
Resources to help teens live “Above the Influence” and learn the facts about drugs and alcohol.
The Medicine Abuse Project website includes information about prevention of prescription drug abuse, painkiller addiction, and over-the-counter (OTC) medicine abuse. It provides information about how to dispose of medicine and how to safeguard the medicine in your home, as well as lists medicine abuse facts and includes comprehensive information about the most abused prescription drugs.
Whether your child is toddling through preschool, meandering through middle school or cruising through his ’20s -- here are tips to help guide him toward a healthy life at every age!
Scientists are beginning to learn that it takes a brain about 25 years to fully develop, and that a huge burst of development happens during adolescence. That burst can explain a lot of unpredictable – and sometimes risky – teen behavior.
Only one in nine people in the United States gets the care and treatment they need for addiction and substance abuse. A former Director of National Drug Control Policy, Michael Botticelli is working to end this epidemic and treat people with addictions with kindness, compassion and fairness. In a personal, thoughtful talk, he encourages the millions of Americans in recovery today to make their voices heard and confront the stigma associated with substance use disorders.
If you would like to learn more, visit these additional links:
https://www.addictionpolicy.org/prevention (Parents’ toolkit and video)