Fentanyl poisoning is real and happening far too often to pre-teens and teens in our area. It is important that we are educating and spreading awareness to our youth. As a parent, it is crucial to have these realistic discussions. We are providing tips, resources and more to get the conversations started.
No parent is expected to know everything about drugs and how their use can affect the lives of our children. That’s okay. Even if you feel you don’t have all the answers, just start the conversations from where you are. Get informed, keep it casual and make your expectations clear.
If you suspect your child has started using, it’s important for parents to understand why their child might have turned to alcohol, cannabis, or other drugs in the first place – kids will try substances for a number of different reasons, including as a way to cope with the stress and anxiety they may be feeling.
We are providing you with conversation facts for parents to help guide the discussion, including fake vs real pill images to spot the difference and real-life scenarios your child could find themselves in.
Addressing these issues with your children can be very overwhelming and taxing on you as parent. Just know that you are not alone. There are many resources to help.
Providing access to services, treatment, recovery support and drug-free sober activities. “Walk-in” Drug and Alcohol Assessments are available at any one of the Recovery Centers below.
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