Drug take back day: Safe drop off locations on April 29

Saturday, April 29, 2017 is National Drug Take Back Day, organized by federal, state and local law enforcement agencies and community organizations to collect unused or expired medications in the home. This nation-wide initiative is a community response to drug...

Why college students are vulnerable to addiction: What can parents do to help

Stephanie Lake, M.Ed., CATC IV, TTS, is the drug and alcohol Intervention Services Coordinator for the Student Health and Counseling Services department at U.C. Davis. She observes that that college students today are dealing with addiction to social media as well as...
The power of a parent in responding to adolescence and youth addiction

The power of a parent in responding to adolescence and youth addiction

Soon after Banana Moments went on-line circa 2009, I was contacted by a mother in Florida who was seeking support in parenting a teenager in recovery from oxycontin addiction. She told me that she  could find nothing to meet her need until she came across my website....

Teen addiction to heroin and marijuana is one treatable disease

(This is a reprint from my Sacramento Cyber Safety Examiner at Examiner.com) Jon Daily LCSW, CADC II, is the founder of Recovery Happens, a drug education, counseling and intervention center for the treatment of substance abuse with offices in Fair Oaks, Davis and...