As the country mourns another tragic school shooting, parents, especially those of teenagers, are coming to grips with how to monitor the behavior of their children and identify warning signs in order to prevent another mass shooting.
One of the largest health problems the United States is facing is its issues with opioid use. Not since the Crack epidemic of the 1980s has a drug gripped a nation with such force leaving many users hopelessly addicted and many families shattered in the process.
For many struggling with heroin addiction, their path to use began with prescription opioid drugs. While there are a few of opioid prescriptions the public is familiar with, there are far more available than most people realize.
Books have long provided the way for parents to explain or bring up a difficult situation. There’s actually wide choice of tween, teen and YA fiction available about drug abuse and addiction out there, with new releases, perennial bestsellers and one book that parents – and grandparents – devoured in the ‘70s. But, while many…