Skip Navigation

Teens & Drugs – Is it Time for “That” Talk?

teens-drugs-outnumbered3to1

Teens & Drugs – Is it Time for “That” Talk? August 12, 2016 by Melissa, Outnumbered3-1.com Raising kids can be challenging and things tend to get even more complicated when they hit the teenage stage of life. Their bodies are changing, hormones are all out of whack and they’re faced with pressures that they’ve never had before.…Read More

HAVE THE TALK

HAVE THE TALK Prepare Your Kid to Face Life’s Challenges Preventing Adolescent Substance Abuse    We never want to face the reality that our child could someday come face to face with the struggles of addiction. We wouldn’t wish this reality upon anyone and we do our best to prepare them for life’s challenges and hope…Read More

A Mother’s Story

Julie Photo

Was he born this way, or did we miss something in our parenting? This is a question all parents of addicts ask themselves. When our son was 14 and started experimenting with alcohol and cigarettes we reacted as most parents would. We discussed the dangers of drug use but we weren’t overly concerned as he…Read More

First Check on Lifetime TV

Logo-banner-proof3-revised (4)

It was a thrill for the team here at First Check to be featured on the Be the Change series on Lifetime TV’s The Balacing Act, alongside our longtime nonprofit partner notMYkid. The episode first aired last Tuesday, August 11th, but for those that missed it the episode will air again tomorrow, August 18th at…Read More

A Proactive Approach to Prevention

Dr. Evan Espinosa

Of all the major decisions teenagers will make in their lives, the decision of whether or not to use drugs will be one of the most important. We all know the damage that chemical dependency can have on a person. If we heard that an adult family member or a co-worker was using drugs, the…Read More

Prevention Works

Shane Watson from notMYkid

“A child who reaches age 21 without smoking, abusing alcohol or using drugs is virtually certain never to do so.” –Joseph A. Califano Jr., (former United States Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare and the founder and former chairman of The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University) A staggering statistic from Columbia University’s Center…Read More