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    If You’re Suspicious Teen Takes Drugs

    A mother from Brooklyn asked whether to confront her teenager over suspicions that he is using drugs; Operation Survival asked Dr. Miriam Gross, PsyD, MFT to respond. Full Story, Video

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    Your saying good
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    Your saying good

    What your saying is very good and I appreciate you’re honesty! Thanks for being you!

    Nice!
    Guest
    Nice!

    Let’s make this article go viral.
    Excellent content that you are posting.
    Very beautifully written.
    I am inspired.

    Well said
    Guest
    Well said

    Thank you for your advice. Important conversation.

    What if.....
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    What if.....

    Your child is taking opiods and intervening immediately could mean the difference between life and death?

    Operation Survival
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    Operation Survival

    We will address signs and symptoms in a future episode.

    Joe
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    Joe

    Good Question:

    See link: https://americanaddictioncenters.org/rehab-guide/sending-a-child

    You should have Naloxone in the house in case of overdose.

    AA-AN
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    AA-AN

    AA and AN are programs based on Christian principles and one should ask a Rov it is permissible to participate.

    caution
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    caution

    before you make such a blatant blanket statement make sure it is accurate. these programs have saved lives, families and homes. your one comment can push someone away from getting life saving help. use your words wisely.

    Joe
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    Joe

    See article from Dr. Rabbi Abraham J. Twerski on Dispelling the myths that Jews aren’t alcoholics and that AA is only for Christians.

    https://www.myjewishlearning.com/article/jews-alcoholics-anonymous/

    Chabad.org
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    Chabad.org

    Chabad.org has a whole section on it. The kinnus a few years ago had AA speakers. R’Twerski, R’Taub etc. I think the shaila has been asked and the answer quite clear. (There is truth in the fact that the founder of AA was introduced to a faith based 7 step program but he rejected it because of the lehavdil religious beliefs those people had)

    Actually
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    Actually

    They are not Christian principles. They are spiritual principles all which are inline with Torah. There is no religion offered or promoted at 12 step meetings. That is actually one of the guideless they follow.

    Religious?
    Guest
    Religious?

    There is a book “G-D of our understanding” written by R’ Shais Taub, which proves the 12 steps are not only, NOT cristian believes, but rather it is 100% in sync with Torah and even Chassicdus.

    What IF your kid is using
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    What IF your kid is using

    Wasn’t the question regarding SUSPICIONS of drug use? This well meaning article responds as if it is a done deal-that the teen is using. The suggestions prematurely jump into treatment considerations, however well intentioned. . These do not address HOW the parents should handle their concern or worries about their kid’s potential use. Asking a teen to tell you about their friends’ activities is overly naive and highly unlikely. Especially if they are also involved in experimenting or using themselves. The key to any concern about our kids’ wellbeing is strengthening their relationship with parents. This is not accomplished by… Read more »

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