Parents often worry about their child's potential use of illegal substances and fear the possibility of addiction. The legalization of medical marijuana in Montana, legalization of marijuana in neighboring states, and increased availability of methamphetamines and heroin have provided greater access for youth and more challenges for parents. If you suspect your child is using illegal substances, seek help from a licensed addiction counselor who specializes in substance abuse treatment for adolescents. The resources below identify possible warning signs and provide helpful suggestions.
This informational video explains youth perceptions of drug use, drug use behaviors, and trends over the past 20 years.
The Center's course on drug paraphernalia and common drugs will equip you to better recognize drug paraphernalia.
Prevention Tips for Every Age. Techniques for talking with children from preschool through college about substance use and drugs.
This article covers how to talk to your child about drug use in a way that fosters understanding and breaks down barriers.
E-cigarettes are on the rise among young adults. Learn more about Juuls and how to identify.
Information about codeine
Information about all types of drugs.
Identifying Early Warning Signs: Addressing Youth Substance Use. Conrad N. Hilton infographic.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration digital factsheet library about teens and SUD.
'Drug Facts' a factsheet series National Institute on Drug Abuse for Teens substance fact sheets series.
Finding Quality Treatment for Substance Use Disorder. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration factsheet.
Addiction Policy Forum overviews the value of substance use prevention for youth.