Drugs and Alcohol

From casual use of marijuana to the heroin and opioid epidemic and prescription drug abuse, parents have a lot to worry about. Substance abuse can alter your child’s personality and brain chemistry and can derail their future. You might be wondering: How do I know if my child is using drugs? How do I talk to my teen about heroin? How can I help my child overcome prescription drug abuse?

These videos offer parental support and information on topics such as how to recognize the signs of substance abuse, how to handle heroin or opioid use, how to keep your child from abusing prescription drugs, what to say to your child who thinks marijuana is “no big deal”, and other ways in which you can help your child grow up with a healthy attitude toward drugs and alcohol.

Accidental Road to Addiction – Video 3: From Rx to Heroin

“From Rx to Heroin,” illustrates the road from prescription painkillers to heroin abuse and substance disorders. It features the Naperville Police Department’s Connect to Life program, which provides assistance to persons seeking recovery assistance.

It is part three of the four-part educational video series, “Prescription Drugs: The Accidental Road to Addiction. The 3-minute videos feature local experts, community leaders, persons in recovery addressing the prescription painkiller and heroin overdose crisis.