Partnership at Drugfree.org Launches a New Parent Resource

Written by Eliza Player on Tuesday, 10 April 2012. Posted in Voices in Recovery

Partnership at Drugfree.org Launches a New Parent Resource

Partnership at Drugfree.org joined forced with Philadelphia-based Treatment Research Institute (TRI) to help parents and caregivers to prevent drug and alcohol use in teens and young adolescents.  According to MarketWatch.com, the “Six Components of Effective Parenting,” based in scientific research, and is comprised of how-to parenting tips organized around six principles to help parents and caregivers play an active role in preventing substance abuse.  This new tool has come from the collaboration, and offers a lot of good information for parents.

 

Research shows that kids who learn about the risks of drugs from their parents are 50% less likely to try drugs and alcohol.  They hope that this will become a tool, based in scientific research and put to good use.

 Parents can rest assured that the tips on this website are based in scientific research, as well as offering ways for parents to interact with their children on the subject of substance abuse.  According to the Partnership for Drugfree.org, 90% of addictions start in the teenage years.

 The Partnership is dedicated to helping families solve the problem of substance abuse among teens and adolescents.  They aim to be able to prevent, intervene, and provide resources for treatment for families dealing with these issues.  The hope is that this will be an additional resource to help reach their goal.

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About the Author

Eliza Player

Eliza Player

I have been writing as long as I can remember, even carrying tattered notebooks with me through the streets and strip clubs of New Orleans, in the midst of my heroin addiction. I lived a life saturated in heroin until Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, leaving me to fend for myself, eventually facing my demons and coming face to face with my addiction. I have been clean for five years, and since then I have become a mother, graduated college, and started a writing career. I have a B.A. in Mass Media Communication, with a minor in Journalism. I have also written one published book, Through Both Hell and High Water: A Memoir of Addiction and Hurricane Katrina, which tells the story of those dark days I spent in New Orleans after the storm, battling with addiction amidst a natural disaster. I am the blogger and news curator for RecoveryNowTV, and I love sharing the stories of the world, as well as my own personal journey, with my readers. I hope that my words can touch others out there, struggling with addiction.

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