Adolescent Drug and Alcohol Use

Conversations about drug and alcohol use should begin when children are quite young. Those talks should continue throughout their adolescent years. Taking care of yourself and the dangers of addiction are ongoing topics around dinner tables across Hastings. We gathered some articles that will help parents to have those conversations and resources if parents feel as though their child may be using alcohol or drugs.

How to explain to your teen why you don’t want him drinking or using drugs (prevent, intervene, get treatment, recovery)
Parent help for teen drug and alcohol abuse
Is your teen abusing alcohol?
Teen alcohol use
Preventing teen abuse of prescription drugs - FACT SHEET
Teen alcohol and substance use
Drugs and alcohol alternatives for teens