A Substance Abuse Guide for Parents
As a parent, you are one of the biggest influences on your child’s decision to try alcohol or other drugs. There are several effective ways to discourage your kid from trying addictive substances, and you can be the biggest source of support if your child needs help recovering from addiction.
Teen Drug and Alcohol Abuse
Drugs and alcohol have a greater effect on teens than on adults. The signs of addiction can be difficult to understand, and many adolescents don’t realize the long-term damage drugs have on their bodies because the short-term side effects fade. If you have questions about drug abuse or think that your teen has an addiction, help is available.
Depression and Addiction
Depression and addiction are conditions that require immediate diagnosis and treatment by a health professional.
Mental Health and Mesothelioma
Mesothelioma patients may suffer from multiple physical complications as a result of their cancer symptoms and treatment. These physical changes could lead to mental and emotional strain. A serious illness, like cancer, can affect the mental health of the patient and their loved ones.
The Summit Wellness Group
Drug overdoses have been on the rise over the last several decades, and while the trend is up overall, opioid overdoses have risen disproportionately to other drugs of abuse. During the current COVID-19 epidemic, hospitals and emergency rooms are under a heavy burden already, so having some additional resources may provide help to those who would otherwise die of an overdose. This guide is meant to provide information, education, and access to further resources and is not intended as medical advice.
Opioid Abuse Among Young Athletes
Learn how to prevent the misuse and abuse of opioids medications that have become an epidemic among young athletes and throughout society.