What to do when you suspect or find out that your child is using drugs and alcohol?

In this podcast Sara Dimerman chats with Meagan Solomon.

Over the course of this episode you will learn more about:

  • The age at which many children begin experimenting with drugs and/or alcohol?
  • Some of the reasons this happens
  • Signs that they may be using drugs or drinking alcohol
  • The best way for a parent to approach his or her child about their concerns so as to encourage open, ongoing communication
  • Whether it is realistic for a parent to expect compliance after forbidding his or her child from using drugs or alcohol
  • Whether or not its ever a good idea for parents to allow their under age children to drink in their homes with them? Their friends?
  • How parents can access information to share with their children about the dangers of drinking and using drugs, and how to go about doing so
  • What parents can do if they feel that their children are addicted to drugs and/or alcohol
  • Supports and programs to help