AZ Parents Connect Blog

Busting the Myths!

Everyone knows the truth about drugs and alcohol, right? Even as adults, we often believe what we hear or read about drugs and alcohol without question, especially when it pertains to our youth. However, it’s important we form opinions based on facts and not myths. By being correctly informed, we can assist our youth in living safer and happier lives. 

Here is a list of some common misconceptions about substance abuse and the truths that shatter those myths:

Myth: Prescription medications are safer to abuse than other drugs.

Making Doable New Year’s Resolutions

For many folks, the beginning of a new year is the time for setting new goals and making new commitments, whether is exercising more, losing weight, saving money or changing something they don’t like.  However, come February 1st many of these New Year’s resolutions are forgotten.

This year, make your New Year’s resolutions a family oriented activity and make them count!

American Academy of Pediatrics Speaks Out on Teen E-Cigarette Use

A new report finds that early nicotine exposure leads to an increased chance of addiction and disease and more difficulty in quitting.  The report by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) concludes the earlier youth start using any product with nicotine, including e-cigarettes, the stronger their addiction will be and the harder it will be for them to quit.


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