Our Helpline Chat Specialists work with parents to answer personalized questions about their child’s drug use via chat, regardless of the severity of the problem. Take a look at a chat to get a better idea of what it looks like.
We chatted with Mary Ann, one of our Helpline Chat Specialists, to find out a little more about her background, why she’s passionate about helping parents struggling with their child’s substance use and what she hopes parents will get out of chat.
Our nation is facing a public health crisis that’s tearing families apart: 144 people are dying from drug overdoses each day. The new drugfree.org delivers critical services, information and resources, and supportive online community for parents navigating their child’s substance use or addiction.
Listening is hard. After all, nobody will ever love your child the way you do. You fed him, changed him, raised him and provided for his every need. What do I wish I had done differently? I wish I had learned how to listen sooner.
The other day a friend said to me, “It seems as if all the people I knew in high school who used drugs were the ones who had trouble coping with their feelings.” As a person in recovery from alcohol and drug addiction, I agree with her observation. I had a great amount of anxiety […]