Drug Experimentation


Learn the warning signs that your child might be using drugs,
and what to do if you suspect they are...

Addiction is not a weakness. People of all ages, classes, and ethnic backgrounds can get an addiction. 23.1 million persons aged 12 or older needed treatment for an illicit drug or alcohol use problem (9.1%).
But only 2.6 million (11.2%) of those who needed treatment, get it!

Adolescent abuse of drugs and alcohol is a preventable behavior, and the disease of drug/alcohol addiction is a treatable disease.

Parents are the most effective resource, and leverage point, in preventing and reducing adolescent and young adult drug and alcohol abuse and addiction.

Helpful Links:

Just Think Twice - DEA for Teens

Live Above the Influence

Teens - Drug Use and the Brain (NIDA)

6 Research Supported Parenting Practices to Help Reduce Your Child's Risk.pdf

Parents & Educators: National Institute on Drug Abuse

Downloadable Parent Resources

Marijuana Talk Kit.pdf 

What to do if your child is drinking or using drugs.pdf

9 Facts About Addiction People Usually Get Wrong.pdf

Preventing Teen Abuse of Prescription Drugs Fact Sheet

Drug and Alcohol Fact Sheet

Get Smart About Drugs - DEA for Parents

2017 Growing Up Drug Free - A Parent's Guide to Prevention.pdf

Start Talking!  Children of parents who talk to their teens about drugs are up to 50% less likely to use.  

WHERE FAMILIES FIND ANSWERS:  We provide support and guidance to families struggling with their son or daughter’s substance use.

Mental Health Addiction Services

Ohio Mental Health & Addiction Services


OSAM - Ohio Substance Abuse Monitoring Network

Drug Abuse Trends in the Cleveland Region

Addiction | Adolescent Depression | Bullying | Drug Experimentation | 
Internet Safety/Social Networking | Sexting/Texting | Underage Drinking | 
Additional Local Resources | Parent Pledge