Addiction is a “family disease” that impacts each member. Denial, stigmatization, anonymity allow the darkness to stay hidden. Love, support and openness allows a family to be vulnerable and thrive.
News and Blog
Articles and information that we hope you’ll find interesting and useful.
Megan Hanley, a high school junior and an alcoholic, describes her RAMP® to addiction which started in 7th grade. Now in recovery, Megan talks about the important role of peer support.
“Fighting drug abuse among students: Seminar teaches bus drivers to detect drug use by teens” Cape Cod newspaper article from the late 1970s or early 1980s.
Yes. Contrary to common belief, marijuana is addictive. Thus, many of the nearly 7 percent of high-school seniors who (according to annual survey data) report smoking marijuana daily or almost daily are well on their way to addiction, if not already addicted
Xanax and other sedatives are a serious and dangerous addiction for teens. Many teens view Xanax as a safer and more plentiful alternative to Rx opioids and heroin. But addiction experts warn that they can be just as deadly as opioids, especially when taken in combination with other drugs or alcohol. And it’s much harder to
At RecoveryBuild we continue to meet young people where they are in a safe (virtual) space where they can share their feelings and worries.
RecoveryBuild Counselors are on the front lines reaching out to teens and their families with tele-health options for mental health and substance use counseling
As we navigate these new waters of social distancing, making those meaningful connections is critical to young people with substance use challenges.