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  • What To Do If Your Child Starts Using Drugs

    What To Do If Your Child Starts Using Drugs

    • Sep 17, 2020
    • Mikayla Hellwich

    1. Take a few slow, deep breaths. Now take five more.  If you’re reading this because you just found drugs in your child’s backpack or bedroom, you’re probably feeling a range of emotions: fear, anxiety, anger, self-doubt, sadness, or disappointment. Your feelings are understandable, but do not let them fuel the conversation with your child. Try writing down how you’re feeling and why, not to share…

  • UPDATE: Ending Our Relationship With Bassnectar

    UPDATE: Ending Our Relationship With Bassnectar

    • Jul 08, 2020
    • Default Admin User
    Effective immediately, Drug Education Consulting is ending our client relationship with Bassnectar after frontman Lorin Ashton’s history of abusing young women became public.
  • What is addiction?

    What is addiction?

    • Jul 03, 2020
    • Default Admin User

    Earlier generations were taught that addiction is a moral failing only curable with punishment. More recent generations were taught that addiction is a disease, though, still only curable with punishment. While addiction is a health issue, it is better understood as neither a moral problem or a disease, but rather a learning disorder. Leading neuroscience author Maia Szalavitz explains this definition…

  • What is harm reduction?

    What is harm reduction?

    • Jul 01, 2020
    • Default Admin User

    Harm reduction is a philosophy and a way of approaching life. It informs policies, programs, and practices that aim to mitigate the harms of inherently or potentially dangerous activities. Harm reduction is evidence-based, stigma-free, and social justice-oriented. Public health professionals and academic institutions across the globe support harm reduction strategies.Most US drug laws – particularly…