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TXAF.org is actively engaged in getting a fentanyl curriculum made, in partnership with a leading national textbook publisher.
By aligning a fentanyl curriculum to state health education standards, teachers can more easily integrate it into their lesson plans and ensure that it meets the relevant learning objectives and criteria for effective health education.
Resources for veterans - Mesothelioma Hope
National Institute on Drug Abuse estimates that 1 in every 10 veterans has been diagnosed with a substance use disorder. Veterans made significant sacrifices while heroically serving our nation, and many acquired harmful addictions as a result of events they had to face.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation.
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Words from a mother in mourning: How to protect your child from drugs
By Phyllis Babrove
When my daughter passed away suddenly in February 2020, our initial reaction was that she had suffered a cardiac arrest. Until the autopsy report was completed six weeks later, all I could do was wonder what had happened from the time I had spoken to her until an hour and a half later when I received a call that she was found unconscious. Six weeks later, when I found out from the medical examiner’s office that she died from an accidental overdose of fentanyl, I was devastated. Sara had had a substance abuse problem for over thirty years before finally going to a rehab program in 2016. For the first time since she was a little girl, we were finally able to develop a friendship. And then she was gone.
After Sara died, I decided to write a book to help educate parents about the dangers of drugs. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a mother of someone with a drug addiction, I wanted to provide knowledge and resources to help prevent others from taking the path that Sara went down. There is so much information and so many resources that are available now that weren’t in the 1980s. While parenting has always been challenging, it is more complicated today because of technology that is available to our children.
My goal in writing this book was to provide knowledge about drugs, parenting techniques, and resources that are available for parents. I hope that I achieved that goal.