Substance Abuse Resources

Do you think your child is abusing drugs or alcohol? 

Know the signs...

  • heightened secrecy   
  • fishy-sounding excuses or outright lying
  • difficulty thinking or keeping focus
  • withdrawing from classroom participation
  • resistance to discipline or feedback
  • increased tardiness or absence
  • paranoia, irritability, anxiety, fidgeting
  • changes in mood or attitude
  • significant weight loss or gain
  • loss of interest in hobbies or activities
  • decline in school performance
  • abandonment of long-time peer group

- Adapted from Betty Ford Hazelden Foundation

 

E-Cigarette Information

Drug Facts about E-Cigarettes

Here are a few links to the websites that describe some of the popular electronic cigarettes.  This information is shared so parents may know what to monitor.

Substance Abuse Prevention

Substance abuse can lead to serious problems such as poor schoolwork, loss of friends, problems at home, and lasting legal problems.  Learn to recognize the signs.

Partnership for Drug Free Kids

Teen Drug Abuse Information

Youth and Tobacco Use

Smoking and smokeless tobacco are almost always initiated and established during adolescence and most are addicted by the age of 20. Twenty percent of high school students report having smoked a cigarette in the last month.  Tobacco use during adolescence is associated with health risk behaviors such as the use of alcohol, the use of other drugs, and high-risk sexual behaviors.

Information from the CDC
Smokeless Tobacco Information

Support for Children of Alcoholics

Those hurt most by alcohol and drug abuse are the children of alcoholics and other drug dependent parents.  One in four children in the US is exposed to alcohol or drug addiction in the family. 

National Association for Children of Alcoholics

Suicide Hotline 1.800.784.2433 or 1.800.273.TALK