Category Archives: Parents in the Workplace

Resources & Links

Be proactive in identifying key resources in your community before a need arises. Community prevention coalitions often have many. Most communities have referral services for a variety of health and human services including the county health department, 2-1-1 referral system via telephone or internet (not in every community), hospital referral, free clinic, etc. Your physician or clergy can be great sources of information but are also good resources for referral.
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Parenting Challenges

Parenting Challenges

The Drug Scene Has Changed - As parents, we come from many backgrounds, cultures, geography, education and social structure. Some may have used drugs themselves or been exposed to drug abuse and addictive behavior as youth. All of these things contribute to the attitude we convey to our children about drug use, be...

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Catching Your Child with Drugs

Catching your child with drugs can be devastating to a parent or family. Feelings of intense disappointment and anger may surface. If that happens, give yourself time to cool off before you talk to your child.
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Setting the Rules and Avoiding Risk

Parents must clearly state the rules against the use of drugs, alcohol or other substances such as tobacco. The rule can be simply stated such as, “I don’t want you to use any substance including drugs or alcohol, or be in a situation where drugs or alcohol are being used.”
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Marijuana and Teens that Drive

Because a growing number of states and the District of Columbia have legalized marijuana, it’s important for parents to be aware of the impact of marijuana to their teen and young adult children, especially if they drive.
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