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Teen Drug Abuse: Helping Your Teen Avoid Drugs

As a parent or caregiver of a teen, it is important for you to recognize common risk factors for two reasons:

1. To eliminate or mitigate the risk factor/s by seeking professional help.
2. To be especially alert for signs and symptoms that your at-risk teen is abusing drugs.

Risk Factors For Teen Drug Abuse:

If you suspect your teen is using drugs, it is important to educate yourself. Drugfree.org has excellent resources and answers to common questions. WellStep can also be a preventive resource for you and your teen with regards to drug and alcohol evaluations, drug testing, and locating appropriate counseling programs and/or intervention services.