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Recent News

  • As a parent, you are one of the biggest influences on your child’s decision to try alcohol or other drugs. There are several effective ways to discourage your kid from trying addictive substances, and you can be the biggest source of support if your child needs help recovering from addiction.

  • Alcoholism is one of the leading causes of preventable death in the United States. Most people with an alcohol use disorder improve with treatment, but less than 10 percent of people with the disease receive treatment. Unfortunately, social stigma and misunderstanding of the disease prevent many people from getting assistance that can help them lead happier, healthier lives.

  • Drugs and alcohol have a greater effect on teens than on adults. The signs of addiction can be difficult to understand, and many teens don’t realize the long-term damage drugs have on their bodies because the short-term side effects fade. Help is available for teens who have questions about drug abuse or think they are suffering from addiction.