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Substance Abuse & Risky Behavior

It can be very difficult to deal with a child who is abusing substances or engaging in risky behaviors. Your child has broken your trust and is making choices that are potentially putting him/her in harm's way. This is something no parent ever wants for their child. Fortunately, there are things you do to guide your child’s behavior in a better direction.

In the articles below, you'll find expert advice on child and teenage substance abuse and risky behavior in children.

Risky Teen Behavior: Can You Trust Your Child Again?

How to Talk to Your Child About Marijuana: 4 Responses for Parents

My Child is Using Drugs or Drinking Alcohol: What Should I Do?

Why Kids with ADHD Self-Medicate with Marijuana

Nearly a quarter of all 12 to 17 year olds in the latest National Survey on Drug Use and Health reported current marijuana usage. Unfortunately, kids with ADHD typically have the highest rate of drug use among their peers. According to Stephen Andrew LCSW, a substance abuse counselor and director of the Health Education Training... Read more »