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.

How is parent denial related to drug and alcohol use?

Claudia Evenson, CAADC
Community Relations Coordinator
Rosecrance Health Network
1021 N. Mulford
Rockford, IL 61107

If a parent is denying despite evidence that their teen is using drugs/alcohol they inadvertently keep the drug use going. Parents usually come out of denial thru anger when setting limits with their teen that the adolescent refuses to follow.

PARENT CAFÉ- Free support group for parents of kids who are using drugs and alcohol. NO rsvp required no charge 6:45 to 8:15 every Tuesday night led by a counselor from Rosecrance, 2135 City Gate Lane, Napeville, next door to the Hotel Arista at 59 and Ferry road.