First 100 Words
The word “drugs” strikes fear into the heart of every parent. It’s not a new problem, but when it’s your own kid at risk, it’s as urgent as any challenge parents face. How can we tell when our kids are using? And what is the best and proper response? It’s not as hard as you may think it is.
All teens are at risk for substance abuse and experimenting with drugs or alcohol because these substances are readily available. However, it is a myth that addiction, especially alcoholism, is an “equal opportunity illness.” Research overwhelmingly demonstrates that a family history alcoholism or alcohol problems (where alcoholism may possibly not have been diagnosed) places a teenager at higher risk for addiction due to the possible existence of genetic susceptibility . . .
When To Use
Risk and family history--what other fact sheets won’t say. Forms of use and abuse. Behavioral signs and symptoms. Parental response. Includes tobacco, alcohol, pot, and prescription drug information—including methamphetamine.
How to Use
Waiting rooms, counseling.