How to talk to teens about substance use

In normal times, it be can be challenging to have a discussion with your teen about drug and alcohol use.

During a global pandemic and mass civil unrest, there’s no doubt it will likely feel harder. It’s yet another thing to worry about.

But it’s a really important thing, because the combination of stress and idle time may be the thing that prompts some teens to consider substance use when they otherwise wouldn’t.

If you feel that your teen may be considering or is already using substances, be sure to check out the following trusted sites with a deep well of resources:

In a Time of Disruption, Protecting Your Child from the Risks of Substance Use

How to Talk to Your Teen About Substance Use

SAMHSA Substance Use Prevention Parent Resources

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