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.
“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.