The ten most dangerous years of a person’s life are those between ages 14 and 24. In fact, there are more deaths caused by fatal accidents among teens and young adults in their early 20s than any other age group. Eight percent of Oklahoma’s population abuses prescription drugs and 6,530 students will drop out of
There are many misconceptions about teen addiction. There are also many erroneous ideas concerning what is “safe” for teens. Due to the prevalent issue of drug and alcohol use across the country, it’s important to look at the facts to determine what is true and false about teen drug and alcohol use, addiction, and recovery.
Imagine realizing your loved one has an addiction and not knowing where to seek services, or who to turn to in crisis. Many Oklahomans have to uproot and leave their home state to seek recovery. The creation of Arcadia Trails looks to end this problem by providing the best possible treatment right here, in Oklahoma,
No matter how big or small, your contributions to FATE matter and can make a world of a difference in the fight against addiction. Addiction is an enormous threat to Americans and it will take many of us banning together to fight it. Help us make those numbers decrease, rather than rise. FATE’s mission is to
Think of your favorite movie scene of a team winning the big game. What comes to mind? There is usually celebratory champagne popped, or beer guzzled at a bar with a lot of high fives and back slapping. The result is usually not as cheerful by the end of the night. Alcohol can sound like
September is National Recovery Month. This month is not only important to provide support to those affected by addiction, but also to educate those who support and care for a recovering addict. We use this opportunity to raise awareness of the disease, start a conversation, and educate the public on addiction. Considering that drug and
Summer is a time where many people feel free to let loose and enjoy themselves a little more than they usually would in other seasons. Many enjoy festive activities like pool parties, barbecues, lake trips, and vacations. While most people may jump at the chance for lax schedules and early happy hours, for recovering alcoholics, these outings and activities can add stress and uncertainty.
Picture the child you love being offered alcohol or drugs for the first time. Do they know how to say no? Are they prepared with their answer? Have you equipped them with the knowledge of why they should resist? Or, will they have no idea how to respond?
There is no shortage of drug and alcohol prevention in the United States. But is there a shortage of programs that actually work? From the time President Reagan claimed drugs to be a threat to the United States, to the moment President Nixon declared a “war on drugs,” to present-day awareness of the growing epidemic, hundreds of programs have been created in hopes of keeping young people from becoming addicted to drugs or alcohol.
We understand many parents and guardians don’t believe drug or alcohol addiction could ever affect their child, but access to drugs and alcohol is more prevalent than most adults understand. While it isn’t the easiest conversation to have, educating your child on addiction can ultimately save their life.