Protect Your Own Wellbeing

Take time to nourish and care for yourself. It will not only help your own wellbeing, but benefit the loved ones around you as well. The following resources will help you get started and better understand the importance of self-care during this time.

Coping with Fear, Anger and Other Negative Emotions

Even in the best of circumstances, parenting a teen or young adult can be challenging. When substance use enters the picture, you’re likely to feel overwhelmed by negative emotions like fear, worry and anger which cause distress.

Self-Care Isn’t Just for Yourself

It’s normal to feel consumed by your child’s problems with substance use. But it’s vital that you take care of yourself.

The Emotions I Went Through as the Parent of an Addicted Child

Parenting a child struggling with addiction takes its emotional toll. Take comfort and learn from others who have walked the same path.

Where There Is Life, There Is Hope

At face value, they sound so simple. Just seven words strung together. But in taking a moment to step back and find perspective, they become so much more.

"Because of your sound advice, and helpful resources, I see hope now."
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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.

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.

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