Have you heard of chasing the dragon? This is slang for smoking opium and not having a care in the world about anything else, except for getting high. Your teenager may be smoking pot today, and some parents say, “it is just marijuana, they used to smoke it too“, however do they realize pot smoking today is much more serious than it was years ago? What is the marijuana being laced with? It is causing your teen to need it more and more?
Now that summer is officially here, teens will have more free time. Sometimes this is not always a good thing. How many times do we hear “not my kid?” Being a parent in denial can only cause more problems later.
National Drug and Alcohol Recovery Month is in September, however today is when you can start to be proactive in your community. Join the voices for recovery on Facebook. Find out where you can learn more about substance abuse and how you can be part of recovery, not an enabler.
Don’t wake up one morning to find out your teen has decided to chase the dragon. Start today in being proactive and educate yourself on the abuse of drugs and alcohol. Over the last 20 years, National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month (Recovery Month) has inspired millions of people to raise awareness about addiction, share their stories of recovery, and assist others who are still struggling.
In Florida there are events to help raise awareness. Click here for dates and times.
Recovery Month for June is getting ready for September launch. Watch the PSA.