Parents are critical to the fight against prescription drug misuse. Following is advice and resources for parents to help their children navigate safely through their teen and young adult years.
These are some of the key ways that parents can prevent their child’s abuse of prescription drugs or determine if they may already have a problem:
An anonymous crisis hotline, available 24/7, can help with questions, concerns, and resources related to suicide or drug use. Family and friends concerned about a loved one or anyone interested in mental health or drug treatment referrals can call this Lifeline. Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Offered by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Center for Substance Abuse Treatment—refers callers to treatment facilities, support groups, and other local organizations that can provide help for their specific needs. Located treatment services near you at Behavioral Health Treatment Services.