Posted by: Sharon Wrona, DNP, PNP, PMHS on Dec 21, 2020

The abuse of and addiction to opioid-based prescription drugs has skyrocketed in recent years and it’s imperative for parents to educate their children about the dangers of this serious national crisis.

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Addiction: A Real Disease

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Addiction is a real disease. It is not a weakness. Or an easy thing to overcome just by willpower. Virtually, all addictions start during adolescence. Almost 4 million 12-25 year olds have a drug abuse problem in the United States — but only 9 percent get any sort of treatment. Read More