Resources for Adults
Do you think — or know — that your child is using drugs or alcohol? Even if you believe your teen is just “experimenting” it’s important to take action right away.
Parents Toll-Free Helpline Call 1-855-378-4373 to speak to a Substance Abuse Specialist at Drugfree.org Monday to Friday, 10 am – 6 pm EST.
What Do I Do If My Child is Drinking or Using Drugs?
Discovering that your child is using drugs or alcohol can be a scary experience for parents — you may feel alone, ashamed, and confused about what to do. Time To Act offers step-by-step advice and sympathetic guidance from top substance abuse experts, family therapists, scientists and fellow parents to help you understand why teens use and how to confront your child, set boundaries and seek outside help. Visit Time To Act ›
What Should I Do If My Child Needs Help for a Drug or Alcohol Problem?
Time To Get Help is a resource for parents to gain a better understanding of teen and young adult substance abuse and addiction. You’ll find support from experts and other parents who have been there; answers to your most pressing questions; and stories and words of hope. Visit Time To Get Help >
Treatment E-Book from Drugfree.org
The Partnership for a Drugfree America has created a Treatment e-book (pdf) that has all the facts you need to know so that you can get the right help for your child. You will learn what alcohol and drug abuse treatment is, how to pay for treatment, how to get your child to start treatment and what you can do to help yourself and your family cope with the challenges you’re facing. Download the Treatment Book
Where Can I Hear From Other Concerned Parents?
Our blog, "Intervene." is a community of experts, parents and caring adults concerned about our teens’ drug and alcohol use. Our bloggers cover topics ranging from denial to warning signs to healing. You’ll find insights, inspiration, guidance and help from experts and parents who have been there. Visit Intervene ›
How Much Is Too Much?
AlcoholScreening.org is a free, scientifically-based service to help people assess their own alcohol consumption patterns and to determine if their drinking is likely to be harming their health or increasing their risk for future harm. Visit AlcoholScreening.org ›
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