It can feel uncomfortable to talk with your teenager about tough topics like drug abuse and the effects it has on the adolescent mind and body. But it is of paramount importance that you talk with your teen and keep communication open with them about the harmful effects of alcohol, marijuana, tobacco, vaping, and other drugs. We wanted to share with you some of our favorite resources to help get the conversation started:
> The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has a great resource page for parents.
> The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has a great website dedicated to educating and assisting parents.
It’s never too late to have a good conversation with your teen about their health and future. We hope these resources are helpful to you in your attempt to educate yourself and your child.