WTF-Winning The Fight! believes that education is the best way that we can begin to start Winning! Therefore, we have made a short documentary to bring awareness to parents and youth about drug use. We have interviewed youth and parents and are going to take a look at personal experiences through their eyes.
"NOT ME" will Premier on August 31, 2014, commemorating International Overdose Awareness Day.
Please join us for this very important event!
"There is a predominate voice in the mind of an addict that supersedes all reason, and that voice wants you dead".
Are you as a parent struggling on what to do with your child that you believe is using? Don't know where to turn for help and guidance. There is help available for you and your family. You do not need to go through this nightmare alone. A little direction goes a long way. Please reach out. We are here to help.
There is also great information in a step by step workbook called "Sober Coaching Your Toxic Teen".
Through our suggestion, many counselors, law enforcement and others are using this book to help others.
Winner's Circle Meetings Every Tuesday, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Parents and Youth
Faith Lutheran Church
Youth Room above Gymnasium
6000 Morris Road, Flower Mound, TX For more information call 972-467-7704
Red Ribbon Week
Tips For Parents
Be sure to set family and house rules. Where, when and with whom can your kids go? If they are just chilling at a friends house, be sure to contact the friends parents to make sure they are home. Youth that spend time unsupervised tend to push the rules.
"Idle hands are the devil's workshop."
Giving your kid's money for entertainment is great. Insist on receipts to see how they are spending the money. If you give them $20 and they have receipts for on $10, next time only give them $10.00. They will quickly learn. I do not know any drug dealers that give receipts. (This is a tip that our youth tell parent's they should have done with them.)
Do you have an adult child that is using and living at home, please reach out for help. Yes, they need to hit rock bottom, but that does not mean you cannot speed it up by raising the bottom. Need help, just ask.
It is becoming the norm for parents to drug test their kids from about 6-7th grade on. It is not because you don't trust them. It is because you love them.
Test randomly, about once a month as long as the test comes back negative. (Pick a number between 1-30 for each month) .
These tests are done in your own home and read within 5 minutes. If a test comes back positive, initiate the consequences, and test more often.
Would love to test but the price at the local stores is so high?
WTF now sells a 10 panel drug test cup for $10.00 each.