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Partnership for Drug-Free Kids
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We provide support and guidance to families struggling with their son or daughter’s substance use.
We provide support and guidance to families struggling with their son or daughter’s substance use.

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Introducing the NEW drugfree.org, designed to provide you with life-saving resources to support your son or daughter struggling with substance use. Visit drugfree.org today and let us know what you think. We would love to hear from you! #DrugFree
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The abuse of prescription painkillers and heroin (opioids) can create brain changes that lead to addiction. One way to treat opioid addiction is with Naltrexone/Vivitrol, a type of medication-assisted treatment. Hear from experts Adam Bisaga, MD, Research Scientist, New York State Psychiatric Institute and Professor of Psychiatry, Columbia University Medical Center; Dr. Alicia Murray, Board Certified Psychiatrist & Board Certified Addiction Psychiatrist; and Mike, a 24-year-old Naltrexone/Vivitrol patient committed to recovery, and his parents.

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The abuse of prescription painkillers and heroin (opioids) can create brain changes that lead to addiction. One way to treat opioid addiction is with Naltrexone/Vivitrol, a type of medication-assisted treatment. Hear from experts Adam Bisaga, MD, Research Scientist, New York State Psychiatric Institute and Professor of Psychiatry, Columbia University Medical Center; Dr. Alicia Murray, Board Certified Psychiatrist & Board Certified Addiction Psychiatrist; and Mike, a 24-year-old Naltrexone/Vivitrol patient committed to recovery, and his parents.

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This short-film documentary will explore the incredible stress and pressure that teens face today, and the sometimes unhealthy ways they cope with that stress.

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Join us in making a difference. Sign the petition to help pass the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act today! Help end prescription drug and heroin abuse. http://ow.ly/Y5v21 #CARA #howmanyfamilies

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“It’s like an etiquette guide for dealing with addicts. Yet its goals are much more ambitious: By making loved ones feel listened to, empowered, and supported, CRAFT’s proponents say, family members can motivate them to seek help. And it appears to work.” 

Read more about the Community Reinforcement and Family Training approach and how it’s changing lives in this powerful article in The Boston Globe that features our Parent Partner Susan Knade. It’s an approach we know well and use via our Helpline and parent community. http://ow.ly/VAo9y #addiction   #treatment   #support   #family   #CRAFT   #parenting  
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