Heroin has changed over the years, along with those who are using it. So let’s get informed and up to date on this drug so that factual and accurate prevention messages can be shared with our children. We’ll begin by debunking a few common myths.
Last week, Chardon High School students hosted a picnic to help educate the community about the dangers and devastating consequences of substance abuse. This event brought together school and city leaders, first responders and families with kids of all ages.
Attendees enjoyed games, food and fun activities. In addition, the student organizers included an important message about talking to kids about drug abuse. A panel of experts discussed this important issue with those in attendance.
You have more than likely talked countless times with your child about the dangers of smoking cigarettes, and the importance of steering clear of them – and that’s great because teens seem to be getting it. But while teen smoking has steadily declined, teen vaping has become all the rage.
Members of the Start Talking! team will be present on Monday, Aug. 1, for Family Day, to share information with parents and teens about the many ways families can Start Talking! about the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse.
It is normal and healthy for adolescents to seek increased independence as they grow and develop. It is also normal for parents to have a hard time letting go. Naturally, we worry about our children’s health and safety and quite frankly, their ability to make good decisions. However, in order for our children to become mature, responsible, self-disciplined young people, we must loosen the reigns and allow them to make some decisions on their own, mistakes and all.