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Creating social change around alcohol, drugs, and more

Resources for Parents




Prescription Opioid Overdose Data

Overdose deaths involving prescription opioids have quadrupled since 1999,  and so have sales of these prescription drugs. From 1999 to 2014, more than 165,000 people have died in the U.S. from overdoses related to prescription opioids.








Opioid prescribing continues to fuel the epidemic. Today, at least half of all

*This post was written by AF, a 22-year-old student at CSU Channel Islands, born and raised in Ventura County and passionate about keeping the youth and other members of the community safe, informed, and responsible.

This post is the first in a series in which I interview recovering addicts and alcoholics.

*This post was written by AF, a 22-year-old student at CSU Channel Islands, born and raised in Ventura County and passionate about keeping the youth and other members of the community safe, informed, and responsible.

It’s summer, and for many of us, that means increased time and freedom and decreased responsibilities.

"1 in 5 Americans will be affected by a mental health condition in their lifetime and every American is affected or impacted through their friends and family." 

Mental health affects all of us and is still something widely underplayed, not taken seriously and even ridiculed. Conditions span everything from anxiety and

* This post was written by a Ventura County young adult.

Substance abuse is not something commonly spoken of or even thought of in the culture of my religion, which is why it felt especially alien and nerve-wracking to attend a substance abuse support group meeting - which I did -


Time to Talk
www.timetotalk.org
TimeToTalk provides easy-to-use guides and tips to help you have ongoing conversations with your kids to keep them healthy and drug-free.

Talking to your kids about the risks of drugs and alcohol isn’t as hard as you think. We’re here to help make talking even easier. We’ve got free,


Tips for Parents – On talking to your teens about alcohol, and on how to help change the culture of alcohol within your family and community of parents

Link to PDF




10 Tips for Parents to Help their Children Avoid Teen Pregnancy – Parental strategies for how to handle communication and policies

Communication Between Adults and Youth

Parenting Teens Online
www.parentingteensonline.com
The information resource for parents of teenagers - parenting tips and advice for teen problems and everyday life.




Talking with Kids
www.talkingwithkids.org
These practical tips and techniques can help you talk easily and openly with young children ages 8 to 12 about some very tough topics.





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