When you live with a child that has Reactive Attachment Disorder, well let us be thorough, most mental health disorders, you learn to deal with manipulation.
Eighty-six percent of American high-school students say that their classmates are doing drugs, drinking, and smoking during the school day, according to the 2012 National Survey of American Attitudes on Substance Abuse conducted by The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University. The CASAColumbia teen survey revealed that 44 percent of high schoolers know a student who sells drugs at their school. Asked what drugs students sell on school grounds, 91 percent said marijuana; 24 percent said prescription drugs; nine percent said cocaine; and seven percent said ecstasy. The survey also revealed that 52 percent of high school students say that there is a place on school grounds or near school where students go to get high during the school day. Thirty-six percent say it is easy for students to use drugs, drink or smoke during the school day without getting caught. For the sixth straight year,
A recent survey found that about 80 percent of US public high schools have contracts with either Coke of Pepsi. And given the amount of money that those companies pay to have their products on sale in schools, that’s no big surprise. Unfortunately, a lot of schools that sell soft drinks also sell all kinds of other junk food. As a result (and this is no big surprise either), kids who eat a lot of junk food at school are more likely to be overweight than kids who don’t have access to as much junk. But there may be a way to help—and an interesting, just-published study gives some hints on what we need to do. Over a three-year period, the study compared weight gain of students who live in states that have strong laws regulating in-school junk food sales to those who live in states with weak or non-existent