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Prevent Substance Abuse – A Parent’s Toolkit

Last updated: September 21, 2018

Group of Adolescents imageResearch shows young people who have an excess amount of anxiety or depression
are likely to abuse substances later in life*

Starting a conversation with your child about
drugs or alcohol may be uncomfortable. Be prepared!

  • Mind Resilience
    offers tips and interactive tools to help you and your child overcome stress
    and deal with pressure at every age and grade level.
  • Power to the Parent
    helps parents spot the warning signs of drug use, provides facts about different
    drugs and gives tips on how to keep your teens safe at parties, proms and even
    friend’s houses.
  • Talk They Hear You
    is SAMHSA’s underage drinking prevention campaign that helps parents and
    caregivers start talking to their children early about the dangers of alcohol.
  • Tips for Raising Kids Drug Free
    offers drug and alcohol abuse prevention tips parent blogs, and great guides to help
    you connect with your child and know how to spot the early signs of drug use.
  • Drugs and Your Kids
    offers prevention and educational materials and treatment resources to help you
    and your child understand how to stay away from drugs in your community.
  • Facing Addiction Over Dinner
    teaches you how to talk with your child about the risks of drugs and alcohol during
    dinner or any mealtime. Meals are an important time when families sit around the
    table and connect with one another.

For more information and to get involved visit: Prevent Substance
Anne Arundel County Department of Health
Prevention and Education Services
Behavioral Health Building
122 N Langley Road, Suite A
Glen Burnie, MD 21060

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