What Do You Know About Other Drugs?

No matter how much you know about drugs such as heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, or any other illicit substance, you already know enough to talk with your teen, because you can talk with them about why and how to resist.

Most teens don't start out using hard drugs, they typically start with substances which they perceive to be low-risk, like alcohol, tobacco, marijuana or prescription drugs. Teens often start with these easily accesable substances and graduate to harder drugs when they are introduced by friends or when they are no longer achieving their desired high from the substance they are using.

You don't need to know a lot of specifics about drugs to know that it's not a choice you want your teen to make.

 

Want To Know More?

If you are interested in learning more details, follow the link below to visit the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, which has created a comprehensive searchable Drug Guide where you can find images and detailed information about individual substances.

 

Click on the links in the green box on the right for more information about Other Drugs

 

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It's a scary moment, realizing that something seems off about your teen. Alarm bells ring and your first thoughts might be panicked. 

Stop. Breathe. There are resources and people who are here to help. 

So what do you do?  Ask your teen about your suspicions. Gather your thoughts, and sit down to speak with your child calmly and directly. Before you talk, take some time to education yourself about the risk factors for use, why teens use, and find out what you don't know about drugs. 

The Partnership for Drug Free Kids has assembled this step-by-step guide to walk you through the steps you should take when you believe your child might be using drugs. 

Get Help. Most parents don't know where to start when they find out their child is using drugs. It's a scary time, but you're not alone. There are resources and people available to help you. 

Visit the Partnership for Drug Free Kids to find this step by step guide for assessing the situation and talking with your teen when you are sure they are using. 

You can get help 24/7 by calling our local hotline at 800-731-5577