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How Teachers Can Contribute to Teen Addiction Prevention (Guide)

It’s every parent’s nightmare to find out their teenager is hooked on drugs or alcohol.  There is some good news. In America, teen addiction rates have dropped significantly since their peak in the 1990s.  But there’s still cause for concern. A survey conducted in 2018 found that nearly 30% of American 8th to 12th graders...

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Recognizing the Warning Signs of Drug Addiction: What You Need to Know

Drug abuse is rampant in the United States. Almost 20 million people over the age of 12 currently struggle with an untreated substance use disorder. Statistics on drugs don’t get much bleaker than that. Indeed, substance abuse can have a profound impact on someone’s life. Caught in the throes of addiction, everything from physical, emotional...

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Mental Health and Peer Mentoring: Rewarding Peer Specialist Jobs and Opportunities

1 in 5 teenagers struggles with a mental disorder. Who better to help these teens than people who have had personal experience with mental illness? Having a job as a peer specialist is rewarding. Keep reading to learn about peer specialist jobs and opportunities. Useful Definitions “Peer” can have different meanings depending on the context....


Get in the Know: Here’s What It Takes to Be a CAADE Educator

The National Institution of Drug Abuse (NIDA) estimates that alcohol and drug abuse-related crimes, injuries, and lost work productivity cost the US $740 billion every year. But the drug addiction epidemic in the US has done more than rack up a hefty bill. Each year, families and friends lose loved ones to overdose. And thousands of...