Parent Power-Additional resources
For more help, check out the following resources:
Drug Strategies, a nonprofit research institute, recently issued a 60-page report titled Treating Teens: A Guide to Adolescent Drug Programs, designed to help parents and other adults make choices about teen substance abuse treatment. Visit http://www.drugstrategies.org/pubs.html to place an order.
If you’re looking for tips on how to establish a dialogue about drugs with your child, the Parents: the Anti-Drug Web site (http://www.theantidrug.com/pdfs/Risks_Marijuana_ParentGuide.pdf) offers a Parent Guide.
The Office of National Drug Control Policy offers a Marijuana Awareness Kit (http://www.mediacampaign.org/marijuana/actionkit.html) available online.
Freevibe (http://www.freevibe.com/) explains the dangers of drug use and helps young people make responsible decisions with their lives.
Teen Challenge (http://www.teenchallenge.com/) is a residential treatment program that helps adolescents deal with life-controlling problems and focuses on total rehabilitation, including emotional, social, educational, and spiritual growth.
Visit Focus Adolescent Services (http://www.focusas.com/Request.html) to receive information on private schools and residential programs for troubled teens.
– Christy Heitger-Casbon