Submitted by Grace Kirker on 10/22/2018
Some of you may have heard about Red Ribbon Week through your children’s schools, or perhaps you’ve participated in a Red Ribbon Week campaign yourself. Either way, here is everything that you need to know about Red Ribbon Week 2018.
Submitted by Thalia Williams on 10/19/2018
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: https://drugfree.org/article/get-one-on-one-help/
Submitted by Thalia Williams on 10/17/2018
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.