addiction and covid-19
The Addiction Elephant in the Room This article was written by Joshua Shane Horton, Director of Public Policy for the Hanley Foundation. Joshua S. Horton is also an attorney in Palm Beach County at The Joshua S. Horton Law Firm, PA. The Firm specializes in Substance Use Disorder Law. This year...
The Bridging The Gap program assists those in treatment make the transition from treatment to the A.A. Program. Those of us who were previously in treatment have found that probably the “wettest” and most “slippery” place in the journey to lifelong sobriety is the distance between the door of the treatment facility and the nearest A.A. group...
For many Americans, July 4th represents independence and freedom.  It represents the date (July 4, 1776) in which the Continental Congress approved the final wording for the Declaration of Independence from Great Britain.  However, not everyone gained independence.  There were persons still being enslaved.  The Emancipation Proclamation was enacted by President Lincoln on January...
Originally Published on childmind.org Although e-cigarettes have been around for more than a decade, vaping rates have skyrocketed in recent years, especially among teens. E-cigarettes are now the most frequently used tobacco product among adolescents — some 2.1 million middle and high school students were e-cigarette users in 2017 — far surpassing traditional combustible cigarettes.
Originally Published on childmind.org Every fall, after students return to high school and college, there are tragic news stories about those who die of alcohol poisoning. These tragedies could often be averted if teens were better prepared to call for help. When we speak with teens in our classroom prevention workshops, they...
Originally Published on childmind.org Humans are creatures of habit. Even when we welcome it, change takes more energy. So perhaps it’s not surprising that children often find it difficult to make transitions between activities, places, and objects of attention. Being asked to stop one thing and start another is a very common trigger...
Originally Published on FIU.edu Due to the coronavirus pandemic, parents all over the country somehow managed to homeschool their children these last few months, and many were hoping for some relief over the summer. Unfortunately, many summer camps have already canceled their programs, and families now face a new challenge—figuring out what to...
Originally Published on Money Crashers Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many parents wonder what this summer will look like for their kids. According to USA Today, many summer camps have canceled their 2020 season due to safety concerns. Traditional summertime activities such as sleepovers, visiting the library, setting up a lemonade stand,...
Originally Published on treehouserehab.org This guide will cover the do’s and don’ts for talking to your kids about the dangers of addiction and substance abuse, regardless of age. Even if you think your child is well-aware of the risks, as the most important role model in his or her life, it is always necessary to...