There are effective ways to prevent addiction before it starts.
While childhood trauma and early substance use increase the risk of developing an addiction, there are also protective factors that can help.
Parents and communities can help young people develop the self-esteem and decision-making skills needed to avoid substance use. Learn how.
Mental health and substance use are closely linked. If you’ve noticed certain changes in your child’s behavior or feelings, it could be a sign that something is wrong.
Pain management after medical procedures can be stressful for people with a history of addiction. But prescription pills aren’t the only option.
Overdose, infection, and other health harms related to drug use are preventable.
It’s risky to hang onto medicine you no longer need. Here’s how to get rid of old prescription pills.