Parent TipS: how to talk to your teens about Alcohol and Other Drugs
Web Resources for Parents:
How to Keep Your Teen Safe in Just 15 Minutes: www.teen-safe.org is a great resource from Boston Children’s Hospital Center for Adolescent Substance Abuse Research. In a series of short videos totaling less than 15 minutes Dr. Knight and Dr. Harris share information about how alcohol and marijuana impact the teen brain and what parents can do to prevent teen drug use in their family.
Time To Talk provides easy-to-use guides and tips to help you have ongoing conversations with your kids to keep them healthy and drug-free. www.timetotalk.org
Get Smart About Drugs is a parent resource from the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA). It contains info on prescription drugs, text messaging and other resources: www.getsmartaboutdrugs.com
Support for Parents
Learn to Cope – A local support group for parents and family members who are dealing with a loved one addicted to heroin, Oxycontin and other drugs. Website includes lots of great information and opportunities to engage in a online community in addition to live weekly meetings. The closest group meeting is at Good Samaritan in Brockton.