Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Child's drug use may be in plain sight

Very good article and presentation about kids hiding drugs and what to be awre of. Putting your head inteh sand is a way to deny the use--if I don't see it, it isn't happening--but maybe it is and if so, you need to know. Read the article--get informed.

Child's drug use may be in plain sight - New Jersey Herald: "If you saw a soda can poked with holes on your teen’s dresser, would you think he or she was using it to smoke marijuana? Would you realize that your teen may be doing inhalants if you saw Dust-Off in his or her backpack? And, would you think to look for heroin behind a light switch plate or sewn into the waistband of a pair of pants?

The answers to the above questions are “no” for many parents because the paraphernalia, hiding places and signs of alcohol and drug use are a mystery to them."


'via Blog this'

Sunday, May 25, 2014

‘Jaidon’s Law’ crackdown on SC drug-abusing parents

It's getting harder for your kids to abuse their kids if they get pregnant while abusing drugs--when you learn to become your child's sober coach, you are also protecting your future grandchildren. The law discussed below is going to become more common across the country.







COLUMBIA, SC: ‘Jaidon’s Law’ crackdown on SC drug-abusing parents clears hurdle | Local News | The State:The bill, called Jaidon’s Law, came about after 22-month-old Jaidon Morris died in 2008 from a drug overdose a week after he was removed from a foster home and returned to his biological parents, who had a history of drug problems.


Read more here: http://www.thestate.com/2014/05/14/3447069/jaidons-law-crackdown-on-sc-drug.html?sp=/99/132/#storylink=cpy


'via Blog this'

Friday, May 16, 2014

9 Myths About Alcohol, Busted

This is a great way to open discussions on alcohol with your kids--interesting fats they may or may not know--get this article and have a family counsel--ask what they know or don't know about alcohol and "bust" the myths! (this is a learning exercise for everyone and a great way to get started in these discussions).





9 Myths About Alcohol, Busted: "It's the world's most used drug, and the drug that most frequently sends users to the emergency room, and yet less than 60 percent of heavy drinkers recognize that their habits put them at high risk, according to the 2014 Global Drug Survey."


'via Blog this'

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Rise In Marijuana Intoxication in Dogs

Dog staggering? He got home from the park and began jerking around and unsteady on his paws? Maybe its the pot! Yes, our furry friends are sometimes getting into marijuana  and it can be a really serious problem. Read about it here:



Rise In Marijuana Intoxication in Dogs « Pop News, Artists, Celebrity Gossip, Fernando & Greg – 99.7 [NOW!]: "With edibles becoming more of a common trend with marijuana users, dogs are finding more and more of these drugs discarded in parks and bushes. The problem comes when these dogs ingest the marijuana edibles."
thanks to Leonard for his Writers in Treatment addiction bulletin.

'via Blog this'