How old is your child?
2 to 4 Year Old
Since the foundation for all healthy habits — from nutrition to toothbrushing— is laid down during the preschool years, this is a great time to set the stage for a drug-free life.
What to Say
Your 9 to 12 Year Old
Preteens: They’re on a quest to figure out their place in the world. When it comes to the way they view that world, they tend to give their friends’ opinions a great deal of power while, at the same time, they’re starting to question their parents’ views and messages.
What to Say
Transitions: The First Year of Middle School
You’ve been anticipating this for the past few years — your child’s transition from elementary school to middle school. Be warned, this is a critical time and calls for extra vigilance on your part.
If You Think They’re Using: Drug Abuse in Teens 13-18
If you’re at all concerned that your teenager is using drugs or alcohol, take action right now to help your child get back on track to a healthy life.
If You Think They’re Using: Young Adults 19-25
The most important step you can take in addiction intervention for an adult is to speak up and urge him or her to get help.