Parent Resource Guide

As a parent you are your child’s first and best protection against alcohol and other drug use.

You can provide the positive example, guidance, clear rules and love so necessary to help your children grow up free from the problem of drug use. There are no guarantees that your child will choose not to use drugs, but parents play a key role in influencing that decision.

The first step is to become informed yourself. We hope this guide will be the beginning.

“Once I finally figured out why my son had been avoiding my calls, texts, not visiting and constantly cancelling plans with me, I knew he needed help...the type of help that I was not capable of providing. I took my 23 year old 6 foot tall son to the doctor and he weighed 123 pounds. My once handsome and strong boy looked like he was dying. His clothes hung on him, his glassy eyes were sunk in and his temples were somewhat caved in as well. I thought he was going to die. I didn’t know where to turn to for help. Thankfully I found a faith-based addiction ministry that agreed to take him in. I have learned a lot about addiction and I want to share my story in hopes of saving another mother’s child.”

Parents Make a Difference

Questions for Parents to Ask Themselves As a parent, you need to be aware of your attitudes and behaviors regarding the use of alcohol and other drugs because these are

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Additional Resources

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