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.
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