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Rehab Soundbyte: Determined Mom

Rehab Soundbytes -More from this series: Rehab Soundbytes Rehab Soundbyte: Vintage Resentment Rehab Soundbyte: Everything But Abstinence Rehab Soundbyte: Flight Delay Rehab Soundbyte: Drinker's...

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The “Rules” About Drugs

I’m a teacher faced with the challenge of teaching my junior high students about the dangers of illegal drug use. The kids get stuck on why some drugs are legal and others aren’t. What’s the best way...

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The Rescuer’s Plight: Avoiding the Enabling Trap

Fifteen-year-old Andrea is out of control.  She drinks, abuses drugs, and dances illegally at a strip club.  What can Mom do about it?  The answer is surprising. Note: You must be registered and logged...

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De-Escalating Parent/Child Conflict

When parent-child conflict becomes a regular event, level-headed thinking and reasonable dialogue are usually long gone. If you can prevent it from getting to that stage, both parents and kids have a...

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Practical Advice for Parents: Prescription Painkiller Abuse

The Drugs Prescription painkillers such as Oxycontin, Vicodin, Percocet, and others containing codeine, produce the sort of euphoria that young drug abusers look for. All are addictive. They’re...

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Why You Can’t Stop Someone Else From Drinking or Drugging

A couple years ago I was visited by Mark and Dina, energetic, committed parents who had dedicated themselves to preventing their now-17 year old son from returning to alcohol and drugs. They’d most...

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Rehab Soundbyte: Determined Mom

Rehab Soundbytes -More from this series: Rehab Soundbytes Rehab Soundbyte: Vintage Resentment Rehab Soundbyte: Everything But Abstinence Rehab Soundbyte: Flight Delay Rehab Soundbyte: Drinker's...

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The “Rules” About Drugs

I’m a teacher faced with the challenge of teaching my junior high students about the dangers of illegal drug use. The kids get stuck on why some drugs are legal and others aren’t. What’s the best way...

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The Rescuer’s Plight: Avoiding the Enabling Trap

Fifteen-year-old Andrea is out of control.  She drinks, abuses drugs, and dances illegally at a strip club.  What can Mom do about it?  The answer is surprising. Note: You must be registered and logged...

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Image may be NSFW.
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De-Escalating Parent/Child Conflict

When parent-child conflict becomes a regular event, level-headed thinking and reasonable dialogue are usually long gone. If you can prevent it from getting to that stage, both parents and kids have a...

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Image may be NSFW.
Clik here to view.

Practical Advice for Parents: Prescription Painkiller Abuse

The Drugs Prescription painkillers such as Oxycontin, Vicodin, Percocet, and others containing codeine, produce the sort of euphoria that young drug abusers look for. All are addictive. They’re...

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Image may be NSFW.
Clik here to view.

Why You Can’t Stop Someone Else From Drinking or Drugging

A couple years ago I was visited by Mark and Dina, energetic, committed parents who had dedicated themselves to preventing their now-17 year old son from returning to alcohol and drugs. They’d most...

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Rehab Soundbyte: Determined Mom

Mom is determined to stop her son from taking drugs. With that kind of willpower, she's bound to succeed.... isn't she?

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The “Rules” About Drugs

Kids like to bring up the fact that alcohol kills many times more Americans than marijuana (or heroin, or cocaine). So why are those drugs illegal, their use subject to harsh punishment, when alcohol...

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The Rescuer’s Plight: Avoiding the Enabling Trap

Fifteen-year-old Andrea is out of control. She drinks, abuses drugs, and dances illegally at a strip club. What can Mom do about it? The answer is surprising.

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De-Escalating Parent/Child Conflict

All successful negotiations depend on two outcomes, whether you’re dealing with your 15 year old, or mediating a border dispute in the Middle East.

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Practical Advice for Parents: Prescription Painkiller Abuse

Many of us already have painkillers sitting on a shelf in the bathroom medicine cabinet, alongside the aspirin and the allergy meds. Sometimes they're unused from prior medical or dental problems.

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Why You Can’t Stop Someone Else From Drinking or Drugging

Simple truth: Nobody can watch over another human being 100% of the time.

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The Journey of the Heroic Parent

Before trying to change behavior, we would be best served to listen to what their behavior is trying to teach us.

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