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Parent Resources

 The National Institute on Drug Abuse gives parents fact sheets for various drugs, emerging trends and alerts, a positive parenting family checkup, information on how to recognize substance use disorder and a step by step guide to find treatment.

Discovery Education, the U.S. Department of Justice and the Drug Enforcement Agency provide a parent toolkit where parents can get information on the warning signs of prescription opioid misuse and a guide to prevention and intervention.

 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides information for parents about high-risk substance use among youth and information about protective factors including adolescent connectedness and positive parenting practices.

Partnership for Drug-Free Kids discusses warning signs to help you figure out if your child is using drugs or alcohol and also how to prepare to take action if you suspect they are. They also provide one-on-one help to address your child’s substance use via text message, email or phone call.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) helps parents and caregivers start talking to their children early about the dangers of alcohol with their “Talk. They Hear You.” They also have other parent resources like information on why you should talk with your child about alcohol and other drugs, how to answer tough questions and how to tell if your child is drinking.