The Price of Priviledge

Study Finds Rich Kids More Likely to Use Drugs Than Poor Rich kids from Alameda and Contra Costa counties in California were more likely to use alcohol and other drugs than their peers from poor communities, according to data from California’s Healthy Kids Survey. The Contra Costa Times reported Feb. 19 that disposable income, disconnected…

Halloween Substance Abuse

Halloween, in the recent past, has grown to be one of the major nights to party among adolescents and young adults. The present attitude toward Halloween as a party night is not only reflected by the substance abusing and chemically dependent populations, but it is viewed in much the same way by the mis-using population,…

Going Back to School

What Does Back To School Mean? What “Back to School” can mean for the high school student and also for the college student. August 13, 2013 by Jon Daily, LCSW, CADC II Entering junior high / high school and college can be a very difficult time of life. Just as one is starting to feel…

Tips for Family Recovery

10 TIPS for Family Recovery Recovery from chemical dependency for the family involves becoming educated about the disease, adjusting to the sobriety of the chemically dependent member, overcoming the negative effects of chemical dependency, and developing new, healthy behaviors to replace old ones that ultimately caused pain (such as enabling). Family recovery is a gradual…

April 20th – Marijuana Day – This Year

Talk to your child/clients about this day of “trigger” http://news.yahoo.com/denver-police-issue-dozens-citations-pot-events-202413168.html Here is a story I did with the media a few years back… “420” Ask teenagers local teens and young adults what “420” is, and the typical response is evasive. “Uh, I don’t know what that is,” a number of teens who were hanging out…