Begin Taking Action

We know this is a challenging time, and we’re here to help. The following resources will help you get started.

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If You Suspect Use, Begin Taking Action

Before you intervene, take time to prepare yourself for the important conversation ahead, and to lay the foundation for more positive outcomes.

Using Positive Reinforcement to Change Behavior

As a parent or caregiver you can use positive reinforcement to encourage the healthy, pro-social behaviors you want to see more of in your child.

How to Suggest Treatment to a Loved One

Our loved ones may already be expressing a willingness to get help. Learn what to listen for and and how to respond productively.

Skills to Help You and Your Family Heal

Hitting “rock bottom” isn’t the only way. Learn about changing your child’s substance use and helping them recover by staying involved in a positive way.

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The Parent’s 20-Minute Guide

Created for parents of teens or young adults that are struggling with substance use, the guide teaches evidence-based skills to help change behavior.

How Can I Prevent My Son or Daughter from Overdosing?

While encouraging your son or daughter to seek treatment should be a priority, there are steps you can take in the interim to help prevent an overdose.

Get Your Child Help for Addiction

Get tips to develop a plan to approach your child about his drug use, addiction and treatment.

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