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.

What Should Parents Say to Their Kids About Medical Marijuana?

Claudia Evenson, CAADC
Community Relations Coordinator
Rosecrance Health Network
630.849.4295
CEvenson@rosecrance.org

Many parents today are confused about what to say to teens about marijuana when they learn about the compassionate care act. This video can offer you some practical answers that can keep the conversation going about this often statement from teens, “if marijuana is going to be legal what’s so bad about it?.”

DISCLAIMER:
Conversations with experts are intended for general information only, and are not meant to provide specific advice, diagnosis, and does not constitute professional care. If this is an emergency, please dial 911 immediately.