September is National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month

September is National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month. Sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Center for Substance AbuseTreatment (CSAT), Recovery Month provides a platform to celebrate people in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction and those who support them. Now in its 18th year, the annual observance is celebrated…

It’s Time for Parents to Talk to Teens About Drugs

A national study that analyzes parental attitudes and behaviors towards teen drug use is reporting a 12% decrease in “frequent discussions,” defined as 4 or more, about drug and alcohol abuse between parents and teens. The 2006 Partnership Attitude Tracking Study (PATS), conducted by the Partnership for a Drug-Free America, showed that only about half…