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.

Why Are Kids Getting Hooked on Heroin?

Bob Marshall, Police Chief, City of Naperville
1350 Aurora Avenue
Naperville, IL 60540
630.420.6161

Why are Kids Getting Hooked?

There is a huge problem in our community with young adults getting addicted to prescription drugs, be they prescribed after injury or taken from a parent’s medicine cabinet. Once hooked on these, they move on other substances. We are seeing this in younger people- late teens to early 20s. Heroin is highly addictive- one may become hooked after using it only 2 or 3 times. Once addicted, an individual needs professional treatment to treat their addiction.

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