Should I Be Worried About Substance Use If My Child Has an “Addictive Personality”?
There isn’t a medical diagnosis of an “addictive personality,” but there are substance use risk factors that you can look for in your child.
“The overwhelming majority of kids say they would rather talk to their parents than their friends. Even kids who are involved in alcohol and other drugs wish they would be having those conversations with their parents."
Richard Catalano, Ph.D.
If your letter is an expression of concern about your child’s use of drugs and alcohol, it’s important to follow up with a face-to-face conversation.