As I have learned in my years of addressing this issue almost everyone I have encountered have their own story to tell of a family member, friend, loved one, or themselves who have struggled with addiction. Most recently a friend who is suffering the loss of a beautiful young sister.
NEW YORK -- New York City authorities say five Columbia University students are charged with selling drugs on campus and at fraternity houses.
Special Narcotics Prosecutor Bridget Brennan and Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said Tuesday that the students and three off-campus suppliers have been arrested and indicted. They say most of the sales took place at three fraternity houses.
Many parents want to be the "cool mom or dad" who are actually enablers providing alcohol as a means to gain acceptance for their child in the group, while professing to teach them "how to drink". Know that you cannot teach a child how to drink responsibly while at the same time exposing their brains to the intoxicating effects of alcohol or drugs.
A colleague of mine once said, "You will suffer your child's anger much better than you will suffer their death." She would know...