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PARENTS HELPING PARENTS

www.php.com

ADHD

ADHD: Offers information on child and adult ADHD and family support information.

ADDICTION

DrugRehab.com is an organization aimed to provide information and answers for people fighting addiction. DrugRehab.com provides extensive information on the multitude of addictions out there as well as the different kinds of treatment options that are available. At DrugRehab.com their mission is to equip patients and families with the best information, resources and tools to overcome addiction and lead a lifelong recovery.

Addiction Center provides information on addictions, dependencies, drugs, and recovery support
Addiction

Alcoholics Anonymous® is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.
alcoholics anonymous

The Alanon family of fellowships helps those dealing with alcohol addiction to share experience, strength and hope to overcome their common problems.
alanon/alateen

or for more information for parents and educators please visit

Alcohol and Drug Abuse in Teens

Addiction Guide is a reliable source on addiction and the dangers of illicit substances. They cover how drugs and alcohol affect the body, how to identify the signs and symptoms of abuse, and some options to seek effective treatment.

AddictionGuide.com

CONSUMER INFORMATION/PROTECTION

CAMFT is an independent professional organization representing the interests of marriage and family therapists.
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapist

The Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) is in the business of consumer protection, education and communication.
California Board of Behavioral Science

DIVORCE AND CHILD CUSTODY

Information provided by Expertise LLC.
Divorce
Child Custody Information

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

NCADV works for major societal changes necessary to eliminate both personal and societal violence against women and children.

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

ncadv

MENTAL HEALTH

National Institute of Mental Health

Government agency working to improve mental health through biomedical research on mind, brain and behavior:

POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION

Information provided by Maryville University

Postpartum Depression

VAPING AND SMOKING

What is Vaping?

Well vaping is an E-cigarettes (e cigarettes, or vaping) that is smokable, refillable or or uses replaceable cartridges or containers that hold liquid that contains nicotine, solvents, and chemical flavors. When a person inhales, they are putting a negative pressure on the device that triggers a battery to heat the liquid solution, which is then atomized into inhalable vapor.

To learn more please visit DRUG WATCH

Smoking

Smoking is a hard habit to break because tobacco contains nicotine, which is highly addictive and activates the brains reward pathways.  Like heroin or other addictive drugs, the body and mind quickly become so used to the nicotine in cigarettes that a person needs to have it just to feel normal. People start smoking for a variety of different reasons. To learn more please visit

CDC on Smoking

VIDEO GAME ADDICTION

From Game Gavel:

“The addiction is defined as when someone is unable to control the number of hours they play video games, to the point that it may negatively affect another aspect(s) of their lives, ostensibly by taking up a significant amount of their time. The World Health Organization has officially labeled it as a Gaming Disorder, identifying the negative impact it often has on people, as it affects the lives of 3-4% of players worldwide.”

Please visit Game Gavel to learn more.

OTHER GOOD RESOURCES

Therapist Vs Psychologist : Which One to Choose

How to Start the Conversation About a Loved One’s Mental Health

Promoting Mental Health at Home 

6 Hobbies You Can Do to Improve Your Mental Health

Does My Teen Need Therapy?

Talking to Children About a Sibling’s Mental Illness

Leaving Therapy

A Family Guide to Psychiatric Hospitalization

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