Simple truth: Nobody can watch over another human being 100% of the time.
Topics: co dependency, communication, getting help, parent child conflict
Many of us already have painkillers sitting on a shelf in the bathroom medicine cabinet, alongside the aspirin and the allergy meds. Sometimes they’re unused from prior medical or dental problems.
Topics: adolescent addiction, kids, opioids, parent child conflict, prescription medications, recognizing the addict or alcoholic, signs and symptoms
All successful negotiations depend on two outcomes, whether you’re dealing with your 15 year old, or mediating a border dispute in the Middle East.
Topics: adolescent addiction, family, family dysfunction, kids, negotiation, parent child conflict
Fifteen-year-old Andrea is out of control. She drinks, abuses drugs, and dances illegally at a strip club. What can Mom do about it? The answer is surprising.
Topics: adolescent addiction, enabling, family, family dysfunction, intervention, kids, parent child conflict
Kids like to bring up the fact that alcohol kills many times more Americans than marijuana (or heroin, or cocaine). So why are those drugs illegal, their use subject to harsh punishment, when alcohol isn’t?
Topics: addiction, addictive substances, alcoholism, legal problems, parent child conflict, policy
Mom is determined to stop her son from taking drugs. With that kind of willpower, she’s bound to succeed…. isn’t she?
Topics: adolescent addiction, kids, parent child conflict, Rehab Soundbytes