National #DrugFacts Week

Disease Or Health Directions On A Metal SignpostThis next week is National #DrugFacts Week. Sponsored by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), this is a movement to raise awareness about drugs of abuse.

And you’re in for some surprises.

Please follow me on Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest as I post #drugfacts each day. Please share what you learn within your own sphere of influence: your children, family, church, the students you teach, the friends you hang out with, your co-workers and maybe even your drinking buddies.

There are many myths and misunderstandings about drugs, especially drugs like alcohol and marijuana. So please join in!

At the end of the week, I will challenge you to NIDA’s national drug IQ quiz. You will not get 100% … and that’s a promise.


Author: Barbara Stoefen

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  1. Thanks for your comment, anonymous. It is hard to know what to do, how and when to act. College aged kids are especially tough. They’re legalized adults, but still adolescents in terms of brain development and vulnerability to substances. Keep talking to one another, and take good care of yourself.

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  2. Dear Barbara,

    Well this has been a difficult start to our year. My youngest son has been partying almost every weekend. He drives to college campuses and stays with his friends who live in the dorms. Although I have no proof he is “binge” drinking he brags about all the kinds of alcohol he knows about. I worry about him (we just got over the hump with his older brother who is a recovering meth addict). His brother is worried and told us we were too easy on him as parents. Now I don’t know if kicking him out of our home was the right thing to do. He is only 19 and going to college.

    When do you know firmness is all it takes. I just pray for him and hope someday he can come to peace with his decisions.

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