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~ New Resources from the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids and the Treatment Research Institute Guide Parents to Get Help for a Child’s Addiction, Continue Care

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By Jeffrey Foote, PhD, Co-founder and Clinical Director at Center for Motivation & Change We are all very aware of how emotionally draining it can be dealing

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By Jeffrey Foote, PhD, Co-founder and Clinical Director at Center for Motivation & Change Collaboration matters a lot.  You may think we’re talking about collaboration with your child

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A while back, I received an e-mail from a concerned mother. In it, she described her son’s addiction. She spoke about several experiences that were

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By Cindy Brody, Director of Intensive Services at Center for Motivation & Change Many parents who have a child struggling with substance abuse notice that these concerns

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By Jeff Foote, Carrie Wilkens and Nicole Kosanke “My son is using drugs and it’s wrecking our family. I’ve tried to talk to him, but

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What’s it like being the parent of an addict? I’m not talking about the day-to-day experience with a crisis and drama around every corner. I

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Earlier this month, the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids was alerted that Urban Outfitters, the national retail store popular with teens, is selling pint glasses, flasks

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The language of drug addiction is laced with many terms that seem to be designed to scare everyone. Many words and descriptors of addiction make me cringe “Hitting rock bottom,” is a term I have written about before. Another term that I have recently been exploring and considering is “Tough Love.”

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When I learned my son was addicted to drugs, my focus was on him and his addiction. Like many parents, I felt that his addiction was every bit my problem as it was his. I tirelessly tried to fix his addiction. After a few years of repeated behaviors and strong reactions, no one got better.

I didn’t know what I was doing wrong.

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