My Friend Has a Child Who is Struggling with Addiction. How Can I Help?
You don’t have to be affected by drug addiction to support a friend whose kid is struggling, or have to know exactly what to say. You just have to be there.
Kids — especially teenagers — often think of their parents as “overbearing” or “nagging.” If your child hears the same information you’re trying to give him from someone of authority, he may be more inclined to listen.