There’s no safe level of alcohol use for children under 18 years because their brains and bodies are still developing. And using other drugs is never safe. Using alcohol and other drugs isn’t always the same thing as having a problem with them.
People can get addicted to all sorts of substances. When we think of addiction, we usually think of alcohol or illegal drugs. But people become addicted to medications, cigarettes, even glue.
Learning about the nature of drug abuse and addiction why and how it develops, what it looks like, and why it can have such a powerful hold will give you a better understanding of the problem and how to treat.
The first thing to do is to take a step back and analyse what is going on. You will be in a much better position to come up with solutions if you have a better idea of what the real problems are.
Drugs, including tobacco and alcohol, are easily available to children and adolescents. As a parent, you have a major impact on your child’s decision not to use drugs. Most likely, children in grade school have not begun to use alcohol, tobacco, o...
We know personally the pain of addiction. Addiction is a disease based on biochemical abnormalities, and it should be treated as a disease, not a crime.