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.