Alcohol is the most widely used substance among America’s teens and young adults, posing substantial health and safety risks. Believe it or not, the average age for a first drink is 14. A Parent’s Guide to Underage Drinking Teens try alcohol for a variety of reasons – to exert independence, escape from stress, peer pressure, rebellion […]
Twenty percent of U.S. high-school students say they have taken prescription drugs without consulting a doctor, including one in four high-school seniors…
Pyramid Healthcare – is now offering an outpatient substance abuse treatment program at their Ridgeview facility in Gibsonia, PA for adolescent males and females. The new program begins May 1st, 2012 *Transportation is provided for intensive outpatient clients. *Coverage now available for Highmark clients. Contact our Admissions Department at 1-888-694-9996 […]
“keepin’ it REAL” is an innovative, culturally grounded, multicultural curriculum that teaches youth the skills they need to refuse drug offers or engage in other high-risk behaviors.
The skills (Refuse, Explain, Avoid, Leave) prepare children to act decisively, confidently, and comfortably by teaching them how to say no in difficult situations. Students also learn how to recognize risk, value their perceptions and feelings, and make choices that support their values.
In between running the province’s only drug rehabilitation center and finishing his college studies, Jerome is taking each day one at a time. “For me, everyday is drug prevention day,” he says. He proudly adds that from the moment when the sight of his son pushed him to turn his life around until today, it has been a continuous recovery for him.