You may have unintentionally established a pattern of saying things you didn’t really mean, or making promises you didn’t keep, or threatening consequences that never came to pass.
It is not always about having the right words to say, but asking the right questions and giving the space to answer with vulnerability.
There are folks who make the rounds, getting the same advice over and over, and never putting it into action.
We need the knowledge and skill to evaluate claims of effectiveness as medical treatments– for instance, to determine whether the research that supports that claim is solid, or if it’s unreliable.
Kids in the audience already know someone who uses drugs without appearing to suffer much from it. Assertions to the contrary by some stranger are automatically dismissed.
Many addicts think they can control their drinking. While they may be able to stop, simply quitting is different from a lasting, internal change.
Social networking speech is protected, in the United States at least, by the same Constitution that protects other forms of speech.