Blog / 2018 / July
July 31, 2018
There are many alternatives to opioids that can help alleviate your son or daughter’s pain.
July 30, 2018
White adolescent boys experiencing early puberty are at higher risk for substance use than later developing boys, a new Purdue University study finds.
July 27, 2018
Thousands of fans are showing support for Demi Lovato on social media after her alleged overdose and sharing stories about how Lovato's honesty and openness has helped them over the years.
July 25, 2018
Sober since an adolescence of active addiction, Greg Williams now documents a burgeoning recovery movement through movies and advocacy.
July 24, 2018
Use this overview to help you know what questions to ask when a healthcare provider recommends or prescribes a pain reliever for your child, and how to be sure that your child takes the medication as prescribed without misusing the medication or sharing it with others.
July 23, 2018
Austin Eubanks survived the Columbine massacre but used drugs to mask his emotional pain. Read about his journey to recovery.
July 20, 2018
While adolescent substance use has been treated successfully for decades, there are no official guidelines for managing a child who’s fallen victim to this American epidemic.
July 19, 2018
A new study finds that severe childhood trauma and stresses early in parents' lives are linked to higher rates of behavioral health problems in their own children.
July 18, 2018
More than half of U.S. teens overestimate how often their peers smoke hookah, and a new study suggests this makes them more than nine times more likely to try it themselves.
July 17, 2018
While the opioid epidemic continues to ravage American communities, colleges largely have been spared by the crisis so far.
July 16, 2018
Parents can do a great deal to help their child overcome their misuse of drugs or alcohol. They can also do a lot of harm if parents are not ready to help support their child’s recovery in a positive way.
July 13, 2018
The documentary "Recovery Boys" focuses on four young men seeking recovery from opioid dependency at a rehabilitation facility in West Virginia.
July 11, 2018
As the newest addition to the Hope Academy staff, Georgia Wynne is coming full circle with her understanding of recovery and how it has impacted her life.
July 10, 2018
Up to 30 percent of teenage girls in some parts of the United States say they have intentionally injured themselves without aiming to commit suicide, researchers have found.
July 9, 2018
For families affected by opioid use disorder, support groups can be their only outlet. More have cropped up amid the national epidemic of chronic opioid use and death, allowing parents, sisters, brothers, friends, and more to share their pain, frustration and loss with others who are going through the same thing.
July 3, 2018
Even though anger is a valid emotion, your teen should still know how to handle this feeling the right way.
July 2, 2018
To properly dispose of prescription medications, experts recommend these six strategies.