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We cover a wide range of subjects that matter to children and adolescents — and to adults who love and care for them. Sometimes our writing speaks directly to young people. Other times, it’s aimed at the, ahem, “older crowd.” Either way, we hope you’ll check in regularly to see what’s new, share your perspective and ask questions. Sometimes, we’ll even feature Dr. T’s responses to the questions he receives, so feel free to add yours to the pile.
Dear Dr. T: ‘I’m ready to go home’

Dear Dr. T: ‘I’m ready to go home’

Dear Dr. T: My mom and I just can’t seem to get along. Whenever I’m home, we always get into arguments around the stupidest stuff. Neither of us will let up, so I usually end up going over to a friend’s house for the night. I’ve been living at one friend’s...

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Clearing the Haze is a guide designed to help parents determine whether their child may have a substance problem and, if so, how to begin to address it. This book includes the voices and insight of experts in substance abuse counseling, young people in recovery, and parents who have lived the nightmare of adolescent addiction.

Upcoming Events

  1. 29th Annual ATTACh Conference

    October 12 - October 14
  2. 19th Annual Drug-Free Kids Campaign Awards Dinner

    October 19 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  3. National Prevention Week

    May 13, 2018 - May 19, 2018
  4. CADCA Mid-Year Training Institute

    July 15, 2018 - July 19, 2018

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