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.

My child was referred for an assessment by his school. What is a chemical dependence assessment?

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

A chemical dependency assessment is conducted by a professional. Depending on where a mom or dad takes a student for the assessment they should expect to find out how much their child is using, when they started, and if a problem is developing.