Parents and Teen Drug Use 4/12/17

Posted at 10:51 PM, Apr 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-12 22:51:05-04
1 in 10 teens use illegal drugs
Less than 10% of teens with a drug problem receive help for it
Common Mistakes:
  1. Ignoring- not addressing changes in teen, not addressing mental health issues, putting off getting help
  2. Minimizing- not locking up household medications (1 in 5 teens abuse these), accepting experimentation, believing that your child is too smart (intelligence does not equal maturity), not considering family history, failing to use leverage to get child treatment
  3. Blaming- judementalness towards your child, your spouse, or your self only hurts all involved.