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Don't lose the head
Advice for talking to your child about drugs open/close
Download the HSE support guide for parents and guardians for dealing with the issues of drugs and alcohol in the family.
Effects on the family
Effects on the family open/close
A look at the various ways that drugs and alcohol can affect the family unit.
Risks and resilience
Find out about what the things that can prevent or predispose your teen to try drugs.

 
Prevention
Prevention open/close
Advice around how to prevent your child from becoming involved in drugs.
How can I tell if my child is using drugs?
How can I tell if my child is using drugs? open/close
Common signs and symptoms that accompany drug use.
 
I am worried that my teenager might be using drugs
I am worried that my teenager might be using drugs open/close
Ways to explore the issue of drug use with your child and of setting boundaries in the home. 
What should I do if I find out that my child is using cannabis?
What should I do if I find out that my child is using drugs? open/close
Intervention
Intervention open/close
When you know the time has come to intervene in your child's drug use.

Concern about new drug trends

Information for parents concerned about new types of drugs and changing drug trends

Family Support

It can help to talk to a professional if you are supporting a loved one with substace use concerns. 

Find a local Family Support Worker here. 

 

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