- Our Mission - 

The Laura Project informs, educates and engages parents, teachers and the community to better understand the risk of substance abuse and addiction and develop strategies to keep their children safe and healthy.



- Lessons from Laura -

Laura struggled with addiction losing her fight at age 29 from an overdose.  Take a look at the lessons that were learned over her 15-year struggle.  Visit the Lessons from Laura content catalog.


Lessons from Laura
Day 30: My Personal Journey of Grief
As bad as my grief is, there also comes hope, purpose, and meaning. The last 30.. →
Lessons from Laura
Day 26: Anger and Anxiety: Key Predictors of Risk.. →
Anger and anxiety seem to go hand in hand and are signs that your child or.. →
Lessons from Laura
Day 25: Is Your Child a Thermostat or Thermometer
The ability for a child to self-regulate himself means that they exert.. →
Lessons from Laura
Day 24: Sex and Addiction in Teenage Girls
Acting out sexually and abusing drugs often feed off each other, and it is not.. →
Lessons from Laura
Day 22: Parents Must Be Good Role Models for their.. →
Parents are the most important teachers and role models for their children.. →
Lessons from Laura
Day 19: Adverse Childhood Experiences Disrupt their.. →
Most of us experience setbacks and adverse experiences, but somehow, we manage.. →
Lessons from Laura
Day 17: Adverse Childhood Experiences Dramatically.. →
Adverse childhood experiences (ACE) that happen in childhood can be severe such.. →
Lessons from Laura
Day 16: Understanding the Risk Factors of Addiction
Developing an addiction begins before the age of 18 in 90% of those that.. →
Lessons from Laura
Day 10: Addiction Affects the Family in Profound Ways
If you have an addict in your immediate family, make sure not to forget the.. →
Lessons from Laura
Day 7: Phoenix Outdoor - Focus on the Family
As a result of our experiences in treatment with Laura, my husband and I made.. →

- Education & Information - 

Learn more about substance abuse and addiction, who is most at risk for addiction, how to start the conversation with your children and a host of other topics.  View the content catalog directory.

Article
Mind Matters: The Body's Response to Opioids
According to National Institutes of Health, "Prescription opioids are used as.. →
Article
7 Causes of Anxiety
According to Dr. Chris Iliades, "Everyone gets anxious, restless, and.. →
Article
Coping With the Addict in Your Life Over the Holidays
    According to Sherry Gaba, "The holidays can be an.. →
Article
Teens and Drugs: 5 Tips for Talking to Your KIds
From the article posted by Harvard Medical, "Parents of adolescents face a.. →
Article
Should you give kids just a sip?
From the article: "The holidays are officially upon us and with that time.. →
Article
Talking About Drugs With Kids in Middle School
From the Addictions is Real article, "Your child’s transition to middle.. →
Article
The DAD Effect: Depression Addiction and Denial
In the article, "The DAD Effect: Depression Addiction and Denial, John Riddle.. →
Article
How to Stay Sober at Work While Remaining Social
How to stay sober at work — whether it is after a period of time in a.. →
Article
Survey Finds That Many Recover From Alcoholism
Family at the Beach Image From the article in A Very Well Mind, "More.. →
Article
The Mindfulness Guide for People Too Busy to Meditate
"When you’re constantly busy adjusting and improving your life, work, and.. →
Article
19 Natural Remedies for Anxiety
Robert A. Barnett provides a list of nineteen natural remedies that are proven.. →
Article
Which Situations Trigger Anxiety?
This article provides a list of some of the most common situations that trigger.. →
Video
Tips from Parents Like You: How to Ask
From the Vermont ParentsUp website, "Vermont parents know it’s important to.. →
Video
The Secret to Self Control
Jonathan Bricker's work has uncoved a scientifically sound approach to behavior.. →
Video
Depression: A Student's Perspective
This video educates students about depression in order to minimize the stigma.. →
Vocabulary
The Addictionary™ of Common Addiction Terms
The Recovery Research Institute has coined the term "Addictionary™: to.. →
Infographic
Think Marijuana is the Safe Drug? Think Again
This infographic from the Vermont Department of Health, ParentUp initiative.. →
Lessons from Laura
Day 8: Addiction is All Around You
Addiction is all around you. Here are the numbers: 27 million Americans.. →
Lessons from Laura
Day 7: Phoenix Outdoor - Focus on the Family
As a result of our experiences in treatment with Laura, my husband and I made.. →