- If you think your teen is using alcohol or other drugs, find expert advice and great tools that help guide your next steps at http://www.drugfree.org
- MADD’s Power of Parents: a powerful new resource for parents to think about and develop strategies to address underage drinking in their family and the community
- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, through a partnership with the Office of the U.S Surgeon General and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office on Smoking and Health, created a website to educate parents regarding the risks associated with teen e-cigarette use. https://e-cigarettes.surgeongeneral.gov/
- For resources in Español, please visit http://drugfree.org/article/recursos-en-espanol/
Face to Face Age Appropriate Talking Guides for Parents:
- Addressing Alcohol During the Elementary Years BN Face to Face Elementary Years
- Addressing Alcohol During the Middle School Years BN_Face to Face Middle School Years
- Addressing Alcohol During the High School Years BN Face to Face High School
BN Parent Resources:
- BN Parents Brochure developed to guide all parents in efforts to prevent substance use – Your Teen is Listening. Had the talk?
- BN Parents Brochure developed for parents with a teen that is known to be experimenting with alcohol – Now What?
- BN Parents Brochure developed to guide all parents in efforts to prevent substance use – Alcohol. Had the talk?
- BN Parents Brochure developed to guide all parents in efforts to prevent substance use – Because I love you…
- BN Parents Game to promote strong relationships and encourage comfortable conversation – Would you rather…
- A Guide for Setting Up Your House Rules and Expectations BN Setting House Rules
- General Talking Tips for Reducing Underage Drinking and Other Drug Use BN Parents Matter
- Going Out Checklist for Parents of Teenagers BN going out checklist
- BN Parents Handout – What Parents Need to Regarding the Legalization of Cannabis in Illinois-Page 1 and Page 2
Sample “No Use” Contracts
Drug and Alcohol Assessment
Over 50% of addictions take hold before a person is even of legal age to drink and a full 90% have roots in the teen years. If you are concerned you or someone you know might have an addiction, intervening now can greatly improve future outcomes. Visit Chestnut Health Systems website at http://chestnut.org/Addiction-Treatment/Adolescent-Addiction-Treatment-Services/Assessment and take the steps to get an assessment.
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