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Parent Tips for Parties (pdf)
What's perhaps more shocking is that the 17-year-old drank them at a friend's house, while the parents were home. Here, how her mom is fighting to make sure no other child dies this way.
A publication from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
FACT SHEET: Preventing Teen Abuse of Prescription Drugs
A brief guide to action for parents.
This e-book from The Partnership at DrugFree.org answers parents’ most pressing questions about confronting their child about his or her use.
This e-book from The Partnership at DrugFree.org provides information about adolescent and young-adult alcohol and other drug abuse treatment and will help you get the most appropriate care for your child and family.
Questions are provided to help guide your conversation with treatment program staff in deciding which program is the best fit (and most appropriate based on the assessment) for your child and family.
Recognizing that your child needs substance abuse treatment can be emotional and overwhelming; and you may feel that the process of finding and getting your child into treatment has taken over your life. Although you are probably not thinking about yourself right now, one of the smartest things you can do for your child in trouble and your family is to take care of yourself so that you remain strong, healthy and clear headed. Here are some suggestions for ways to take care of yourself during this difficult time.
Problems, prevention & proper disposal in Eau Claire County
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By helping your teens become media literate, you can help protect them from pressures from advertising and other media forms to smoke, drink, and use drugs.
Important information from the American Academy of Pediatrics about teen parties.
New discoveries about adolescent brain development provide insights about teens and risky behaviors as well as new ideas and tips
on what parents can say and do when talking with their teens about the risks of drugs and alcohol.
An interactive guide to talking to your child about alcohol
The site provides parents and other adults caregivers access to:
- Helpful articles and advice from experts in the fields of parenting and substance abuse prevention;
- Science-based drug prevention information, news and studies;
- Support from other parents striving to keep their children drug-free;
- Perspectives of teens themselves.
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a partnership empowering parents to raise their children to be substance-free. With monthly tips and the latest research, Know! reaches parents of children ages 11-13
Eliminating Underage Drinking
Every day, 2,500 teenagers use a prescription drug to get high for the first time. They're accessing these drugs in the comfort of home; it can be as easy as opening a cupboard, drawer, or medicine cabinet. The good news - there are steps you can take to help protect your kids from prescription drug abuse: monitor, secure and dispose. This site, created by Abbott and The Partnership for a Drug-Free America, shows you how.
Think your teen may be “experimenting” with drugs? It’s better to find out the truth now than wait until the problem is out of control. This online action guide for parents includes Take Action, Get Past the Fear, Advice & Tips, Conversations: What to Say, and Get Help.
Time to Get Help: Online Support for Parents of a Child Struggling with Drugs and Alcohol
"Time to Get Help is a place to learn but not get overwhelmed; a place to find out how to help your child without wasting time; a place to get support without feeling judged; and a place to share your experiences, knowing you can make a difference."
1-855-DRUGFREE (1-855-378-4373), is staffed by clinical social workers with practical experience in substance abuse prevention and treatment. The helpline, launched by The Partnership at Drugfree.org, began taking calls in April 2011 and will offer bilingual support (English/Spanish) beginning in mid-August.
Prescription drug information for Eau Claire County