Like any year old, Jordan just wanted to fit in. Marijuana and alcohol introduced her to a different world. A fierce addiction to prescription medications and bath salts would find her out of her home, pregnant and in jail for felony theft — all before her 18th birthday.
After several attempts to get sober, My parents brought me to the Pathway Program in June of I was 19, lost, and addicted to heroin. I had been to previous places but I knew immediately after my first appointment at the Pathway Program that if I was going to finally change, this was going to be the place to help me.
In Iceland, teenage smoking, drinking and drug use have been radically cut in the past 20 years. Twenty years ago, says Gudberg, Icelandic teens were among the heaviest-drinking youths in Europe. And there was a lot of interest in why people took certain drugs.
People are often exposed to drugs and alcohol for the first time as teenagers. But there is a common misconception that all teens are experimenting with substance use. Learning about substance use and its effects can help teens make healthy decisions and stay safe. Discover Tom's story about his dependence on painkillers, how it took over his life, and how treatment helped.
Jeremy started his drug use with marijuana, then moved on to heroin. Read his recovery story. At age 19, Hailey is recovering from years of heroin abuse at a treatment center in New Mexico.
Jason's life is beginning to unravel. His grades have slipped, he's moody, he doesn't talk to his friends, and he has stopped showing up for practice. Jason's friends know he has been experimenting with drugs and now they're worried he has become addicted.
Wilson Compton of the National Institute on Drug Abuse about a new study that found the use of illicit substances dropped among teens last year. Teen drug use in the United States is in decline. A government study finds that the overall use of alcohol, marijuana, prescription medications and illicit substances dropped among American teens last year, but why?
We strive to provide the best resources, information and answers for families struggling with substance use. Many of those resources are provided through our blogs — the Parent Blog for answers to your tough questions and perspective from families who have been there, the Partnership News Service for a curated digest of the drug-related news of the week, and our Newsroom for updates on how the Partnership is addressing the needs of families and their communities. But your child is still there. There are paths to hope.
At this time, The Canyon at Peace Park is not accepting patients for any services. Click here to learn more about our closure or request medical records. One of the most stunning things about recovery is the similarities between your story of addiction and that of the next addict.