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  • The Role of Family in Addiction Counseling: How to Support Your Child in Treatment and Beyond

    The Role of Family in Addiction Counseling: How to Support Your Child in Treatment and Beyond

    Part four of this four-part series will provide you with the information you need to determine whether your child is using drugs—including alcohol—and what to do about it. Read part three, What to Do if Your Suspicions of Teen Drug Abuse Are Confirmed. A large body of research shows the importance of family in addiction…

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  • What to Do if Your Suspicions of Teen Drug Abuse Are Confirmed

    What to Do if Your Suspicions of Teen Drug Abuse Are Confirmed

    Part three of this four-part series will provide you with the information you need to determine whether your child is using drugs—including alcohol—and what to do about it. Read part two, Signs and Symptoms of Drug Use in Adolescents. If your suspicions are confirmed and you learn that your family is experiencing teen drug abuse,…

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  • Signs and Symptoms of Drug Use in Adolescents

    Signs and Symptoms of Drug Use in Adolescents

    Part two of this four-part series will provide you with the information you need to determine whether your child is using drugs—including alcohol—and what to do about it. Read part one, Drug and Alcohol Abuse, Addiction and Dependence. As parents, we often jump to conclusions out of fear. Symptoms of drug use in teens are…

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  • Drug and Alcohol Abuse, Addiction and Dependence in Teens

    Drug and Alcohol Abuse, Addiction and Dependence in Teens

    Part one of this four-part series will provide you with the information you need to determine whether your child is using drugs—including alcohol—and what to do about it. You may be surprised to learn that teens these days are using fewer drugs than their parents’ and grandparents’ generations. In 2016, according to the National Institute…

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  • Proposed Bill Would Require Teaching Children About Opioids

    Proposed Bill Would Require Teaching Children About Opioids

    New York City City Council is considering a new bill that would require high schools and middle schools to teach students about the dangers of opioids. New York Center for Living Medical Director Dr. Marianne Chai weighs in on how vulnerable this age group is to addiction and overdose. Aired February 27, 2018.

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  • Building a Professional Referral Network for Addiction Treatment

    Building a Professional Referral Network for Addiction Treatment

    Having an established professional referral network for addiction treatment is becoming increasingly critical for healthcare providers. Almost 23 million people in the U.S. needed treatment for substance addiction in 2013.1 As the opioid crisis continues and the number of people suffering with addiction increases, many first-line healthcare providers will be tasked with the job of…

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