Center for Addiction and Recovery Studies

Center for Addiction and Recovery Studies (CARS) is with the UT Arlington School of Social Work CARS has New Connections programs which include parenting classes for pregnant or postpartum women.

Research Center for the UT Arlington School of Social Work

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09/07/2021

Join our social work intern Whitney as she discusses the dangers of inhalants! Comment your thoughts!
#dangersofinhalants #inhalants #inhalantsareharmful #youthdrugeducation #addiction

09/07/2021

MAVS 4 Youth getting geared up for the fall semester! 😃

08/25/2021

Summer means more fun and more freedom for the kid in your life, but that can translate to more danger on the road. Talk with them about making smart decisions about who they get in the car with.

Summer means more fun and more freedom for the kid in your life, but that can translate to more danger on the road. Talk with them about making smart decisions about who they get in the car with.

08/17/2021

Getting your kids involved in playing sports is a healthy alternative to smoking, drinking or prescription misuse. Sports are also a great coping mechanism for peer pressure. #DrugFreeBestMe #DrugFreeTX

Getting your kids involved in playing sports is a healthy alternative to smoking, drinking or prescription misuse. Sports are also a great coping mechanism for peer pressure. #DrugFreeBestMe #DrugFreeTX

08/11/2021

Do research on their favorite role model. Remind them that if they want to be like them, then they don't need to drink alcohol or do drugs. Bit.ly/DrugFreeTX #DrugFreeBestMe #DrugFreeTX

Do research on their favorite role model. Remind them that if they want to be like them, then they don't need to drink alcohol or do drugs. Bit.ly/DrugFreeTX #DrugFreeBestMe #DrugFreeTX

08/03/2021

Did you know that one e-liquid pod contains 20 ci******es worth of ni****ne? Students believe va**ng is harmless and safer than ci******es. Make sure your kids know the truth. #DrugFreeBestMe #DrugFreeTX

Did you know that one e-liquid pod contains 20 ci******es worth of ni****ne? Students believe va**ng is harmless and safer than ci******es. Make sure your kids know the truth. #DrugFreeBestMe #DrugFreeTX

07/20/2021

Encourage your kids to pick up #HealthyHabits to help keep them away from drugs and alcohol. One of our favorites? Curling up with a good book! #DrugFreeBestMe #DrugFreeTX

Encourage your kids to pick up #HealthyHabits to help keep them away from drugs and alcohol. One of our favorites? Curling up with a good book! #DrugFreeBestMe #DrugFreeTX

07/15/2021

"More than 1 in 2 teens say it's easy to access ni****ne, alcohol and other drugs. Stop the addiction before it happens. Learn the common signs and behaviors of drug use so you can warn your kids of the consequences of substance and alcohol use. #DrugFreeBestMe #DrugFreeTX​

https://drugfree.org/article/spotting-drug-use/ "

"More than 1 in 2 teens say it's easy to access ni****ne, alcohol and other drugs. Stop the addiction before it happens. Learn the common signs and behaviors of drug use so you can warn your kids of the consequences of substance and alcohol use. #DrugFreeBestMe #DrugFreeTX​

https://drugfree.org/article/spotting-drug-use/ "

07/15/2021

"Did you know common reasons teens turn to drugs can be because of peer pressure, stress, emotional struggles, and a desire to escape. Ensure your kids know they can and should always turn to you when they are struggling through something. Remind them that you are in their corner. #DrugFreeBestMe #DrugFreeTX​

https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/family-checkup/encouragement "

"Did you know common reasons teens turn to drugs can be because of peer pressure, stress, emotional struggles, and a desire to escape. Ensure your kids know they can and should always turn to you when they are struggling through something. Remind them that you are in their corner. #DrugFreeBestMe #DrugFreeTX​

https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/family-checkup/encouragement "

07/15/2021

Safe word

07/15/2021

4th of July

06/14/2021

"Instill confidence in your child and reassure them they have all the power to say no to substance use. Having strong character in school and leaning on your support system will make it easier to say no when you're not around. #DrugFreeBestMe #DrugFreeTX ​

https://drugfree.org/article/connecting-with-your-teen/ "

"Instill confidence in your child and reassure them they have all the power to say no to substance use. Having strong character in school and leaning on your support system will make it easier to say no when you're not around. #DrugFreeBestMe #DrugFreeTX ​

https://drugfree.org/article/connecting-with-your-teen/ "

06/09/2021

"The influence of substance and alcohol use is widespread, so encourage your kids to fill their idle time as proactively as possible. Set goals, engage in projects around the house and talk through life's challenges with them. #DrugFreeBestMe #DrugFreeTX​

https://drugfree.org/article/healthy-risk-taking/ "

"The influence of substance and alcohol use is widespread, so encourage your kids to fill their idle time as proactively as possible. Set goals, engage in projects around the house and talk through life's challenges with them. #DrugFreeBestMe #DrugFreeTX​

https://drugfree.org/article/healthy-risk-taking/ "

06/01/2021

"Shows and movies tend to portray drug and alcohol use as something other than dangerous. Be mindful of what media your kids consume and speak to the realities that come with substance and alcohol use. #DrugFreeBestMe #DrugFreeTX​

https://drugfree.org/article/top-8-reasons-teens-try-alcohol-drugs/ "

"Shows and movies tend to portray drug and alcohol use as something other than dangerous. Be mindful of what media your kids consume and speak to the realities that come with substance and alcohol use. #DrugFreeBestMe #DrugFreeTX​

https://drugfree.org/article/top-8-reasons-teens-try-alcohol-drugs/ "

05/28/2021

" Every day, about 1,600 teenagers smoke their first cigarette. Explain to your kids the dangers associated with to***co use. Because they deserve a successful, smoking-free life. #DrugFreeBestMe #DrugFreeTX​

https://teens.drugabuse.gov/drug-facts/to***co-ni****ne-va**ng-e-ci******es "

" Every day, about 1,600 teenagers smoke their first cigarette. Explain to your kids the dangers associated with to***co use. Because they deserve a successful, smoking-free life. #DrugFreeBestMe #DrugFreeTX​

https://teens.drugabuse.gov/drug-facts/to***co-ni****ne-va**ng-e-ci******es "

05/18/2021

"Substance use can appear in your kids’ lives more frequently and intensely in the summer. Encourage a productive summer together filled with new opportunities, like yoga or cooking. Learn more about the top factors that play into teen drug use in the summer. #DrugFreeBestMe #DrugFreeTX​

https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/family-checkup/encouragement "

"Substance use can appear in your kids’ lives more frequently and intensely in the summer. Encourage a productive summer together filled with new opportunities, like yoga or cooking. Learn more about the top factors that play into teen drug use in the summer. #DrugFreeBestMe #DrugFreeTX​

https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/family-checkup/encouragement "

05/12/2021

" Life can get busy, but it should never keep you from having meaningful conversations with your kids. Always make time, even if it's a few minutes in the car, to talk to your kids about the right way to channel emotions and prevent drug and alcohol use. #DrugFreeBestMe #DrugFreeTX​

https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/family-checkup/introduction "

" Life can get busy, but it should never keep you from having meaningful conversations with your kids. Always make time, even if it's a few minutes in the car, to talk to your kids about the right way to channel emotions and prevent drug and alcohol use. #DrugFreeBestMe #DrugFreeTX​

https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/family-checkup/introduction "

Center for Addiction and Recovery Studies updated their address. 05/12/2021

Center for Addiction and Recovery Studies updated their address.

Center for Addiction and Recovery Studies updated their address.

05/03/2021

"Don't walk on eggshells around your kids. The most important thing you can do for them is to set clear expectations and consequences, open the door for dialogue, and keep yourself in the loop on their life. #DrugFreeBestMe #DrugFreeTX​

https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/family-checkup/communication"

"Don't walk on eggshells around your kids. The most important thing you can do for them is to set clear expectations and consequences, open the door for dialogue, and keep yourself in the loop on their life. #DrugFreeBestMe #DrugFreeTX​

https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/family-checkup/communication"

04/27/2021

"Nearly 90 percent of adult smokers become everyday smokers in their teenage years. We all have choices, but as parents, it’s important to emphasize the right ones to your kids, like staying away from to***co. #DrugFreeBestMe #DrugFreeTX​

https://www.cdc.gov/to***co/basic_information/youth/index.htm "

"Nearly 90 percent of adult smokers become everyday smokers in their teenage years. We all have choices, but as parents, it’s important to emphasize the right ones to your kids, like staying away from to***co. #DrugFreeBestMe #DrugFreeTX​

https://www.cdc.gov/to***co/basic_information/youth/index.htm "

04/21/2021

" Remind your kids of the importance of only taking medication that is for them. This means only taking medicine that a doctor has prescribed for them and labeled with their name. Check out the link for more tips about prescription medication safety. #DrugFreeBestMe #DrugFreeTX​

https://teens.drugabuse.gov/drug-facts/prescription-drugs "

" Remind your kids of the importance of only taking medication that is for them. This means only taking medicine that a doctor has prescribed for them and labeled with their name. Check out the link for more tips about prescription medication safety. #DrugFreeBestMe #DrugFreeTX​

https://teens.drugabuse.gov/drug-facts/prescription-drugs "

04/12/2021

"Did you know drug use can affect brain growth and development in teens? Remind your kids that substance use is not a part of their path and staying in control of their destiny doesn't include drug or substance use. #DrugFreeBestMe #DrugFreeTX​

https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/fasd/features/teen-substance-use.html
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"Did you know drug use can affect brain growth and development in teens? Remind your kids that substance use is not a part of their path and staying in control of their destiny doesn't include drug or substance use. #DrugFreeBestMe #DrugFreeTX​

https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/fasd/features/teen-substance-use.html
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04/05/2021

" The world can feel overwhelming to teens but a tight circle of friends can make all the difference. Encourage your kids to prioritize friendships that keep them engaged in healthier activities. #DrugFreeBestMe #DrugFreeTX ​

https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/family-checkup/communication "

" The world can feel overwhelming to teens but a tight circle of friends can make all the difference. Encourage your kids to prioritize friendships that keep them engaged in healthier activities. #DrugFreeBestMe #DrugFreeTX ​

https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/family-checkup/communication "

03/30/2021

13% of middle schoolers and nearly 38% of high schoolers have tried “va**ng” at least once. Do your part in keeping your kids from being a statistic in this new wave of youth smoking. https://www.lung.org/blog/va**ng-smoke-and-mirrors #DrugFreeBestMe #DrugFreeTX

13% of middle schoolers and nearly 38% of high schoolers have tried “va**ng” at least once. Do your part in keeping your kids from being a statistic in this new wave of youth smoking. https://www.lung.org/blog/va**ng-smoke-and-mirrors #DrugFreeBestMe #DrugFreeTX

03/23/2021

Pro-tip: Prevention is key. Clean out your medicine cabinets, and don’t let substance use start in your own home! https://www.fda.gov/drugs/safe-disposal-medicines/disposal-unused-medicines-what-you-should-know #DrugFreeBestMe #DrugFreeTX

Pro-tip: Prevention is key. Clean out your medicine cabinets, and don’t let substance use start in your own home! https://www.fda.gov/drugs/safe-disposal-medicines/disposal-unused-medicines-what-you-should-know #DrugFreeBestMe #DrugFreeTX

03/15/2021

Luck’s got nothing to do with it – get the information you need to support your kid toward their brightest future. Here are some impactful tips for preventing substance use in your teen: https://hhs.texas.gov/services/health/prevention/drug-free-texas/drug-free-texas-parent-resources #DrugFreeBestMe #DrugFreeTX

03/11/2021

Did you know 31.4% of high school dropouts are habitual substance users? Help your kids get on the right path early – substance use can impact the future in more ways than one can think of, beginning in the classroom. https://www.getsmartaboutdrugs.gov/content/school-failure #DrugFreeBestMe #DrugFreeTX

Did you know 31.4% of high school dropouts are habitual substance users? Help your kids get on the right path early – substance use can impact the future in more ways than one can think of, beginning in the classroom. https://www.getsmartaboutdrugs.gov/content/school-failure #DrugFreeBestMe #DrugFreeTX

03/01/2021

March 2nd is World Teen Mental Wellness Day. Here is a reminder to check on your kid's emotional state. Your support is crucial in preventing drug or alcohol use. https://hhs.texas.gov/services/mental-health-substance-use/childrens-mental-health/mental-health-counseling-services-children #DrugFreeBestMe #DrugFreeTX

March 2nd is World Teen Mental Wellness Day. Here is a reminder to check on your kid's emotional state. Your support is crucial in preventing drug or alcohol use. https://hhs.texas.gov/services/mental-health-substance-use/childrens-mental-health/mental-health-counseling-services-children #DrugFreeBestMe #DrugFreeTX

02/24/2021

As a parent, your kids are always watching you. Help them live a healthy life. Don't send the message that to***co or substance use is ok. Lead through your words and your actions. https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/family-checkup/communication #DrugFreeBestMe #DrugFreeTX

As a parent, your kids are always watching you. Help them live a healthy life. Don't send the message that to***co or substance use is ok. Lead through your words and your actions. https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/family-checkup/communication #DrugFreeBestMe #DrugFreeTX

02/15/2021

Feel empowered as the parent to keep your children safe with healthy boundaries. If you are not comfortable with their plans, you have the right to say no. Learn how to set limitations. https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/family-checkup/setting-limits #DrugFreeBestMe #DrugFreeTX

Feel empowered as the parent to keep your children safe with healthy boundaries. If you are not comfortable with their plans, you have the right to say no. Learn how to set limitations. https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/family-checkup/setting-limits #DrugFreeBestMe #DrugFreeTX

02/10/2021

This Valentine's Day, remind your kids that the only gifts they should receive come in the form of hearts or candy. Learn effective tips for starting the conversation with your teen – like asking specific questions about their day to convey interest and curiosity rather than interrogation. https://drugfree.org/article/connecting-with-your-teen/ #DrugFreeBestMe #DrugFreeTX

This Valentine's Day, remind your kids that the only gifts they should receive come in the form of hearts or candy. Learn effective tips for starting the conversation with your teen – like asking specific questions about their day to convey interest and curiosity rather than interrogation. https://drugfree.org/article/connecting-with-your-teen/ #DrugFreeBestMe #DrugFreeTX

02/02/2021

While the winter months bring holiday cheer, they can also bring a season of winter blues. A reminder to talk with your kids about the right ways to cope with emotions and anxiety to prevent substance use. https://hhs.texas.gov/services/mental-health-substance-use/childrens-mental-health/mental-health-counseling-services-children #DrugFreeBestMe #DrugFreeTX

While the winter months bring holiday cheer, they can also bring a season of winter blues. A reminder to talk with your kids about the right ways to cope with emotions and anxiety to prevent substance use. https://hhs.texas.gov/services/mental-health-substance-use/childrens-mental-health/mental-health-counseling-services-children #DrugFreeBestMe #DrugFreeTX

01/29/2021

To***co products come in all shapes and sizes. Smokeless to***co products, like chewing to***co and dip, are just as dangerous as an e-cigarette or pack of ci******es. No matter the shape or size, every to***co product can cause permanent damage. https://www.cdc.gov/to***co/data_statistics/fact_sheets/smokeless/use_us/index.htm#youth #DrugFreeBestMe #DrugFreeTX

01/28/2021

Remind your kids about the risks of substance use when they head back to school. Instill confidence in them so they can say no and stand up to negative influences. https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/su/su6901a5.htm #DrugFreeBestMe #DrugFreeTX

Remind your kids about the risks of substance use when they head back to school. Instill confidence in them so they can say no and stand up to negative influences. https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/su/su6901a5.htm #DrugFreeBestMe #DrugFreeTX

01/27/2021

It can be hard to get back into the routine of things after a long holiday break. Your kids may need a gentle reminder to stay focused and work hard as school gets back into the swing of things. https://teens.drugabuse.gov/parents #DrugFreeBestMe #DrugFreeTX

It can be hard to get back into the routine of things after a long holiday break. Your kids may need a gentle reminder to stay focused and work hard as school gets back into the swing of things. https://teens.drugabuse.gov/parents #DrugFreeBestMe #DrugFreeTX

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