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Category: Family Topics

How Can I Help My Loved One?

Jan 9, 2018
Many people live for weeks, months, or even years with an addicted loved one. Over this period of time, both the addict and their loved ones will suffer from the...

D.A.R.E. New Jersey Faces New Challenges

Jun 16, 2015
The well-known D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program which educates students about the dangers of drug abuse, will soon be replaced in New Jersey. The new program, called L.E.A.D. (Law...

Why Teens Abuse Drugs and Alcohol

May 28, 2015
Many parents are caught off-guard by their teen’s drug or alcohol use. They might have higher hopes for their child than a life of addiction, they might not understand the...

What Should Parents Do if they Suspect Prescription Drug Abuse?

May 23, 2015
Prescription drug abuse is a growing problem in America, and despite warnings, many teens still want to experiment with prescription drugs. As a parent, it is important to learn about...

Spending Time as a Family Can Prevent Substance Abuse

May 18, 2015
Parents who interact with their children in a positive way can help keep their adolescent from using drugs and alcohol. Several New Jersey communities are finding ways to encourage parents...

The Problem with Co-Dependency

May 11, 2015
Co-dependency is often called “relationship addiction.” It can happen with all different types of relationships, but most often occurs with someone who is dependent on drugs or alcohol. According to...

A Parent’s Struggle

Apr 22, 2015
Drug addiction and alcoholism can take a toll on many more lives than just the addict’s. Parents struggle with guilt, shame, and helplessness when their child is an addict. Parents...

Are You Helping or Hurting Your Addicted Loved One?

Apr 21, 2015
When you have a loved one who is hurting, you want to help them. When you have a loved one who has a problem that could get them in trouble...

How to Stop Enabling

Feb 12, 2015
To enable an addict means to make it easy for them to continue in their addiction. When someone enables an addict, they take away the consequences of the addict’s behavior,...

Emerging Drug Trends in 2014

May 20, 2014
Recently the Regional Organized Crime Information Center released a report that we think will be helpful for parents, law enforcement, the medical community and others who need to be educated...
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