Youth Substance Use: Information for Parents
Talking with Children and Youth about Substance Use
Being a Role Model
Teaching Children and Youth about Substance Use
Tips for Talking to Youth about Substance Use
Tips for Talking with Your Child
Understanding Youth Substance Use
If You Think Your Child is Using Substances
Activities for Talking about Substance Use
Tips to Help You Connect With Your Child
Youth Substance Use
The Stages of Change
How Parents Can Help
Making a Decision about Substance Use
Supporting Your Child
Treatment for Youth Substance Use Problems
Supporting Your Child in Recovery
Youth Treatment Options and Services
Are you worried that your child is using substances in a harmful way? Do you feel scared, lost, or like things are out of your control? Do you feel like there’s nothing else you can do?
Many people have had a child who uses substances in a harmful way. You don’t have to figure things out by yourself. The following topics will give you information about where to get support and treatment for youth substance use problems. You will also find out what you can do to help you and your family.
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