If you’ve just discovered or have reason to believe your child is using substances, the first thing to do is sit down and take a deep breath. We know this is scary, but you’re in the right place. Take a beat and prepare yourself for the important conversations ahead. Some brief preparation now can lay a foundation for more positive outcomes ahead.
How to Get Started
The following resources focus on ways to better communicate and create boundaries and techniques for encouraging behavior change. Keep in mind that addressing an unhealthy behavior is less about imposing change on someone, but rather making changes together, and supporting their goals.
Prepare to Take Action if You Suspect Teen or Young Adult Drug Use
Source: Partnership to End Addiction