AZ Parents Connect Blog

Get One-on-One Help to Address Your Child’s Substance Use

Sometimes you simply need a one-on-one connection. The Partnership fo Drug-Free Kids has trained and caring master’s-level specialists ready to help any parent struggling with a son’s or daughter’s drug or alcohol use. They are here to listen, help you find answers and make an action plan. (A note about parents: We know supportive roles in a child’s life come in many forms. Whether you are a parent, stepparent, grandparent, foster parent, aunt, uncle, supportive sibling or another caregiver, our Helpline is here for you.) Find out how to connect with Helpline specialists by phone, Email, or text here:

5 Things Parents Need to Know about Fentanyl

Deaths from fentanyl and other synthetic opioids (not including methadone), rose a staggering 72 percent in just one year, from 2014 to 2015. Government agencies and officials of all types are rightly concerned by what some are describing as the third wave of our ongoing opioid epidemic. As a concerned parent, whose top priority is keeping your child safe — and alive — the following are the most important things to understand about fentanyl.

What’s Up with CBD Oil?

You may have noticed an increase in ads and products promoting CBD oil lately, but you may not know what CBD oil actually is.  CBD stands for Cannabidiol oil, and is the non-psychoactive component of marijuana.  What that means is that you cannot “get high” off CBD oil.  CBD oil can come in numerous forms including lotions, edibles, sprays, vaping liquid, or even capsules. 


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