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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.


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- 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.


Georgia: A Dog's Journey

Lessons from Laura

My name is Georgia and for years Laura was my human. I'm now crossing the Rainbow Bridge, but before I go, here is my story about life with Laura.

Day 30: My Personal Journey of Grief

Lessons from Laura

As bad as my grief is, there also comes hope, purpose, and meaning. The last 30 days of Lesson from Laura has taught me that so many of you need.. →

Day 23: Managing Your Childrens' Electronics

Lessons from Laura

Parents should be strategic about the way their children use electronics A recent study found that 85 percent of parents allow their children.. →

Day 21: The Gift

Lessons from Laura

Hindsight is always 20/20 and I want to share a creative strategy that I would have used to help Laura avoid that peer pressure and the difficult.. →

Day 13: Addiction is a Progressive Disases

Lessons from Laura

If you are struggling with an addict in your workplace, your family or in your friend circle, if they do not choose to treat the disease, it will.. →

Day 11: Addiction Can Test the Best of Marriages

Lessons from Laura

If you have a teenager or young adult that is going down the path of addiction, it’s critical that both parents come together with a battle plan.. →

Day 9: Grieving Your Child Suffering from Addiction

Lessons from Laura

If you have an addicted child, spouse or significant other, they are no longer someone you recognize. In reality, you have experienced the death of a.. →

Day 7: Phoenix Outdoor - Focus on the Family

Lessons from Laura

As a result of our experiences in treatment with Laura, my husband and I made the decision to start a licensed wilderness therapy program in 2004,.. →

Day 2: Addiction is All Around You

Lessons from Laura

The statistics from studies done 3 years ago give you a picture of what is happening in the United States, and certainly, the numbers are larger 3.. →

Day 1: It Can Happen to You

Lessons from Laura

Many of you look at your beautiful children, are thankful for your great family, and think that addiction will never touch you. Think again. .. →


- 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.

10 Fall Foods to Boost Your Mood

Article

According to Therese Borchard, "For many people, the beginning of autumn triggers anxiety with its shorter days, reduced sunlight, changes in.. →

Dangers of E-Cigarettes, Vaping, and Juuls: How to Talk to Kids

Video

E-cigarettes, vape pens and JUULs are marketed as a safer alternative to traditional cigarettes. But these nicotine delivery devices are now being.. →

Everything You Know About Meth Addiction is Wrong

Video

If 'Breaking Bad' has you convinced how awesome meth can be, put down the straight razor, take of your bowler hat, and watch this to learn what the.. →

Caring for an Addict Can be Tough. Here are 3 Crucial Self-Care Tips

Article

According to Farah Mohammed, "Much advice for family and friends is centered specifically around the addict—how to avoid enabling, what to look for.. →

The Critical Role Nutrition Plays in Mental Health

Article

In Darren DeYoung's blog post for PsychCentral updated July 2018: "One of the most unrecognized factors in the development of mental health.. →

What 20 Years Of Research Has Taught Us About The Chronic Effects Of Marijuana

Article

In this Forbes article on the long-term effects of marijuana, Alice G. Walton writes: "A new study in the journal Addiction lays out what the.. →

Talking About Drugs With Kids in High School

Article

From the article in Addictions is Real: "By the time teens enter high school, they have likely had many opportuni­ties to try drugs, alcohol,.. →

What are Impulse Control Disorders?

Article

According to Dr. Daniel Ploskin, "People with an impulse control disorder can’t resist the urge to do something harmful to themselves or others... →

DISARM the Addiction Salesman

Article

Saying No to Cigarettes Image SMART Recovery uses DISARM as a tool "that helps us see the self-talk and images that tell us to use as lies,.. →

Treating the Trauma Behind Addiction

Article

Little Girl Carrying Stuffed Animal Image "If you want to understand why many people are addicts, even people that get, you know, hooked on drugs.. →

The Facts of Addiction

Article

Man Holding Sign Saying "Stop Drugs" Image According to Military.com, "Addiction is a chronic, often relapsing brain disease that causes.. →

Marijuana- Is it Safe During Pregnancy or Breastfeeding?

Video

How to Motivate Yourself When You're Depressed

Video

This is a Vlog from the Maddie Bruce: "Episode no. 2 in my Recovery 101 series! I've put together some tips that have helped me get motivated to get.. →

Fentanyl , Other Opioid Drugs behind 54% Increase in Overdose Deaths in 6 Years: CDC

Video

The Addictionary™ of Common Addiction Terms

Vocabulary

The Recovery Research Institute has coined the term "Addictionary™: to describe the common language we should use in describing addiction. Visit.. →

Day 17: Adverse Childhood Experiences Dramatically Increase Substance Abuse Risk

Lessons from Laura

Adverse childhood experiences (ACE) that happen in childhood can be severe such as physical or sexual abuse, neglect, violence in the home or.. →

Day 10: Addiction Affects the Family in Profound Ways

Lessons from Laura

If you have an addict in your immediate family, make sure not to forget the children whose lives have been turned upside down. Spend time with them,.. →

Day 6: Addiction Affects Everyone in the Family

Lessons from Laura

When someone becomes addicted and relentlessly pursues the substance, their behaviors radically change and their family and friends become obstacles.. →

Day 1: It Can Happen to You

Lessons from Laura

Many of you look at your beautiful children, are thankful for your great family, and think that addiction will never touch you. Think again. .. →

Fentanyl: A Secret Drug Behind the Overdose Crisis

Drug Education

This video was published on January 11, 2018 on the Elite Daily website ( http://www.elitedaily.com ). It tells the story of Fentanyl, one of the.. →