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Social media’s glorification of addiction: what to tell your kids

Social media’s glorification of addiction: what to tell your kids

Although addiction has been a problem for centuries, it continues to boom even more so in our contemporary society.  In many ways, addiction has become even easier to fall into these days.  With the increase in the amount of prescriptions, legalized marijuana, college partying accepted as normal, and the glorification of addiction through social media, addiction has become much more mainstream t...

The Balance Between Loving and Enabling Your Addicted Adult Child

The Balance Between Loving and Enabling Your Addicted Adult Child

Drug and alcohol addiction is sadly one of the most serious and most devastating issues in this country.  The grim truth with this crisis is that drug and alcohol addiction are growing factors in this country, all of which just seem to get worse and worse and steadily more concerning as each year goes by. 

Sedative Overdose

Sedative Overdose

The horrible manifestation of a sedative overdose is becoming more and more common every year, so therefore preventing a sedative overdose or making sure a loved one does not end up overdosing on sedatives is a first priority.  First, before we talk about how to prevent a sedative overdose, lets get a list written up of the kinds of sedatives that people do typically speaking overdose on, so the reader can have an idea of what to look for.  This list is for the three most common kinds of sedatives, i.e. barbiturates, benzodiazepines, and general anesthetics:

Did I Cause My Child’s Addiction?

Did I Cause My Child’s Addiction?

Addiction is hard, and not just for the person who is abusing the substance, but their family members as well. Worrying about their safety and wondering if they will ever get the help

Rehabilitation for an Addiction to Hallucinogens

Rehabilitation for an Addiction to Hallucinogens

When people use and abuse hallucinogens, they set themselves up for failure instantly because they invite some very harsh and difficult struggles upon themselves.  Realistically, this creates a very difficult and unpleasant situation for them, and they will need help in the form of a drug and alcohol addiction treatment center and recovery program for their addictions.

Why Parents Enable Their Addicted Adult Children

Why Parents Enable Their Addicted Adult Children

There is no doubt any more that drug and alcohol addiction has truly gotten to be a very serious issue in this country.  Just a few years ago the President of the United States in his State of the Union Address listed drug and alcohol addiction as being the number one most concerning health-related problem that the United States was faced with.  He also listed it on the top ten list of most concerning problems in this nation in general too.

5 Signs Your Teen is Abusing Stimulants

5 Signs Your Teen is Abusing Stimulants

Sixty percent of college students say it’s easy to obtain prescription stimulants without a prescription and 50 percent of college students who are diagnosed with ADHD felt pressure to share their prescription with others, of which 27 percent have shared them.

Prescription Drug Abuse Increasing Among Teens

Prescription Drug Abuse Increasing Among Teens

Different types of substance abuse problems have come and gone as the years have passed, but one of the most problematic of them all has been with prescription drug abuse.  The country is currently faced with the most serious prescription drug abuse problem that it has ever experienced before.

Signs and Symptoms of Teen Prescription Drug Abuse

Signs and Symptoms of Teen Prescription Drug Abuse

Parents need to be able to know what to look for when trying to determine if their teen is using prescription drugs or not.  Some of the signs that a teen in the home has been using and abusing prescription drugs are things like:

How to Not Enable an Addicted Child

How to Not Enable an Addicted Child

If your child, regardless of their age, (adolescent, teen, young adult, grown adult, etc.) has fallen on hard times with a drug and alcohol addiction, the very first thing you should be trying to do as a parent is to get them to go to a drug and alcohol addiction treatment center.  However, if this does not work and your child is not willing to go to a rehab center, then the first thing you need to start thinking about is how you are not going to enable them. 

Preventing Prescription Drug Abuse in Teens

Preventing Prescription Drug Abuse in Teens

Preventing prescription drug abuse in teens, when it comes to addressing the prospect of drugs and alcohol addiction with your teen, is probably the most important thing that you could focus on as a parent.  Teen addiction prevention needs to be at the top of the list for parents everywhere, as teen substance abuse is now the top cause of death and serious accidents for teens.  Of all of the problems that teens face today, prescription drug abuse in teens is by far the number one most concerning one of them all.

How to Deal with an Alcoholic Adult or Teen Child

How to Deal with an Alcoholic Adult or Teen Child

Having an addicted adult or teen child who can’t stop drinking is most parent’s worst nightmare. When this happens, parents really struggle a lot, and they feel as though they simply can’t do anything about the problem or the habit. When parents experience this, their hearts break and their resolve breaks too.

Are Parents Enabling Drug Behavior in Their Adult Child

Are Parents Enabling Drug Behavior in Their Adult Child

There is no doubt that drug and alcohol addiction has now become a serious factor in society, one of which that needs to be taken under close speculation and addressed with a lot more intensity than is currently being brought to bear on the problem at this time. Drug and alcohol addiction has many different facts and statistics that go along with it, and it would seem like the family members and loved ones of addicts create an effect or play a role in drug user’s substance abuse problem in all of these areas:

How to Prevent a Sedative Overdose

How to Prevent a Sedative Overdose

The first thing you need to know about preventing a sedative overdose is that you need to be able to recognize the symptoms of an overdose.  If you know how to tell the signs, you will be instantly several times more competent and capable for helping a person who might be consuming the above substances:

Guide to Helping Your Addicted Child Without Enabling

Guide to Helping Your Addicted Child Without Enabling

Drug and alcohol addiction is sadly one of the most concerning crisis factors in our nation to date, one of which does need to be addressed sooner rather than later if an effective change and an actual positive difference is going to be had for those who struggle with this problem.  

Teen Prescription Drug Abuse

Teen Prescription Drug Abuse

When it comes to prescription drug addiction in the United States today, the biggest concern is most definitely with teen prescription drug abuse.  Prescription drug abuse in teens is a problem that has absolutely skyrocketed in recent years, creating terrible problems and crisis factors that all one and the same have hurt tens of thousands of teens all across the nation, and their families too.

Symptoms of Hallucinogen Overdose

Symptoms of Hallucinogen Overdose

Now that the reader has an idea of just how bad drug and alcohol addiction has gotten in this country, this article will focus on hallucinogens.  Overdose on hallucinogens goes hand in hand of course with hallucinogen overdose prevention and the efforts that people take to help people beat drug and alcohol addiction once and for all and for good.  The symptoms of hallucinogen overdose are pretty straight forward, but a person does need to know them to be able to recognize them effectively and easily.

Prescription Drug Overdose

Prescription Drug Overdose

Prescription drug overdose.  Young adults need to avoid prescription drugs like the plague, or overdose on prescription pills and signs of prescription drug overdose are sure to follow. First of all, 99% of the time they don't even need them.

5 Ways parents can help prevent underage drinking in teens

5 Ways parents can help prevent underage drinking in teens

Parents of teenagers are always concerned about the dangers that their children may fall into.  One of such that can be a major concern is underage drinking.  Underage drinking is a situation that can include a great many dangers along with it, so it is important for parents to discuss this with their children.  This way they can help to curb the amount of it, or stop it from occurring in gener...

I Can’t Say No: How Enabling Adult Children is Fatal in Addiction Recovery

I Can’t Say No: How Enabling Adult Children is Fatal in Addiction Recovery

An addicted son calls his mother for help. As always, the mother knew exactly what kind of help he was referring to – financial help. She had sworn to herself time and time again that she would not keep giving her son money without signs of improvement on his part

Hallucinogen Overdose Prevention: How to Protect a Loved One

Hallucinogen Overdose Prevention: How to Protect a Loved One

At Parents Speak Out Against Addiction, our goal for some time now has been to provide the best possible information and data to the family members and loved ones of drug and alcohol addicts.  We understand and we know just how bad drug and alcohol addiction can be for the family members and loved ones of addicts, and just how difficult life can be when people struggle with substance abuse habits and issues. 

A lot of people do not know this but the effect that substance abuse has on the family members and loved ones of those who are addicted to drugs and alcohol is significant to say the least.  This is to say that substance abuse is often just as much of a problem for the family members and loved ones of addicts as it is for the addicts themselves. 

The Role Parents Must Play in Preventing Teen Prescription Drug Abuse

The Role Parents Must Play in Preventing Teen Prescription Drug Abuse

Since the turn of the century, drug and alcohol addiction has presented itself as being without a doubt one of the most concerning and problematic issues in this nation, one of which needs to be addressed and dealt with sooner rather than later.  True enough, substance abuse has risen to the point of being a full on and legitimate epidemic in this country, one of which has a lot of people worried and rightly so.  

Information

Information

The last thing that any parent wants to have to confront is addiction and substance abuse in one of their children. This is perhaps every parent’s worst fear, perhaps second only to the death of a child, and often the worst fear of them all because addiction does frequently lead to death in a young adult.

Can You Overdose on Alcohol?

Can You Overdose on Alcohol?

Can you overdose on alcohol? This is of course always the most commonly asked question by parents and regarding alcohol. It is true to say that alcohol addiction is a grim and terrible habit, and what is even more concerning than that too is that yes, people can and often do overdose on alcohol.

Guide to Preventing a Loved One from Overdosing on Meth

Guide to Preventing a Loved One from Overdosing on Meth

There are a couple of problems that plague our country today and that cause problems and difficulties up one side of the nation and down the other. No one is questioning or doubting that fact. It would seem that substance abuse and addiction is something that just gets worse and worse as the years go by, and this is very true. When speaking of problems, this is without a doubt one of the worst that the nation currently faces. Drug and alcohol abuse and addiction is something that becomes more concerning and becomes more problematic as the years go by, culminating into a problem the likes of which has never been seen before until now.

Signs of Meth Overdose

Signs of Meth Overdose

Should an adult child be at risk of a meth overdose, parents are going to want to know the signs of meth overdose. A meth overdose puts a person at a serious health risk. When parents ask how do you overdose on meth, it is actually quite simple. Meth is a very strong drug, and if a young adult or teen takes just a little bit more than they should, an overdose is likely to occur. The signs of a meth overdose are:

How Your Teens Are Using Technology to Learn About Drugs

How Your Teens Are Using Technology to Learn About Drugs

Drugs have never been more available to young adults, especially with technology teaching them how to use drugs and advices on how to get the best high. While researching about drugs can start off as curiosity and just wanting information

Is Your Loved One at Risk for a Sedative Overdose

Is Your Loved One at Risk for a Sedative Overdose

Sadly, never before has the issue of addiction been as serious or as severe as it is now, and never before has there been as much cause for concern regarding it as there is now.  In 2015, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officially labeled drug and alcohol abuse and addiction in the United States of America as being a full on epidemic. In the various “strata” if you will of problem classification, drug and alcohol abuse and addiction had never earned the title of epidemic before in our country until 2015.

How to Prevent your Young Adult Child from Overdosing on Prescription Drugs

How to Prevent your Young Adult Child from Overdosing on Prescription Drugs

When a parent has to face the music that they have a son or daughter who is addicted to prescription drugs then there is a few things that they need to do. First of all, they should be very concerned with getting their addicted son or daughter into a treatment center. That needs to be the first priority. However, while putting in consistent effort to get the son or daughter into a treatment center, they also need to be putting in consistent effort to prevent the son or daughter from overdosing on prescription drugs. Prescription drugs create the greatest likelihood of overdose of all substances that young adults abuse. So, parents need to take the necessary actions to try to prevent this from occurring. Some tips for preventing your son or daughter from overdosing on prescription drugs are:

Signs of an Alcohol Overdose

Signs of an Alcohol Overdose

The signs of alcohol overdose are there to be watched out for, and the effects of alcohol overdose are so grim and so bad that most people agree that triumphing over this habit with the help of an official treatment center is without a doubt the wisest course of action.

Cocaine Overdose Symptoms, What Parents can Do

Cocaine Overdose Symptoms, What Parents can Do

Cocaine overdose symptoms and signs of a cocaine overdose are very, very plain. Overdosing on cocaine is very easy to do, and it is something that parents worry about constantly. There are several signs of a cocaine overdose. If a parent sees these, they need to get their son or daughter to a hospital immediately:

Age-appropriate ways to discuss addiction with your kids

Age-appropriate ways to discuss addiction with your kids

Kids can become exposed to addiction through many different direct or indirect means.  They tend to be quite observant and aware if they see it within their family.  There is also the factor that with social media being so prominent and used by almost all of the younger generation, they are quite early.  This brings up the debate of when it does occur within the family, whether or not it is ne...

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