There is no denying that 2020 has been a challenging year for many Americans. For those who struggle with addiction, this is even more true.
Schools are increasing their drug-testing programs. When I saw that headline mentioned in a recent article in U.S. News, it caught my eye. School drug testing is undoubtedly an effort to combat the growing drug epidemic. It’s an effort to protect our kids from drug use.
As parents, we want to take every precaution we can to protect our kids from harm. That’s just in our nature. Yet, even in the United States, one of the safest countries in the world, it seems like there is a never-ending array of dangers and risks that our children are faced with.
The importance of parents talking to their kids about drugs and alcohol is pretty well-known. But how do we do this? I know for a fact that plenty of experts stress the importance of having these conversations. But few say how to actually have these conversations.
Are Parents Doing Enough for Their Kids? How Poor Parenting Could Lead to Drug Abuse amongst Our Youth
Parents want the best for their kids. That’s nothing new. Parents are always looking for ways to be better parents, constantly seeking tools and strategies for adjusting their parenting in the best way possible.
The drug addiction problem in our country continues to grow, and as it does, our efforts to understand it increase in tandem. There is new data, new research, and new conclusions that link opioid addiction to loneliness.
When we consider the prospect of young adult substance abuse, many factors must be kept in mind. When young people misuse drugs and alcohol, they take on pretty serious risk, potentially even more risk than any other age range does.