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.
Fueled by drugs like heroin, fentanyl and the misuse of prescription pain pills, the opioid epidemic in our country has impacted countless families.
To help address this, we created a new eBook — Heroin, Fentanyl & Other Opioids: A Comprehensive Resource for Families with a Teen or Young Adult Struggling with Opioid Use. Parents and families need to be prepared with the knowledge and skills to identify opioids, spot early use and take action effectively.
If your son or daughter is actively using opioids, you’re probably experiencing many negative emotions and concerns. You’re not alone in this struggle. We hope that the information and resources in this guide will move you and your child in the direction of greater well-being and health.
There’s a lot of information provided in this eBook and we realize it might be overwhelming. Here are seven key takeaways to get you started:
Learn about how the opioid epidemic began, how you can keep your community safe and how to help a loved one who is struggling.
"Substance use disorders don’t discriminate. They affect the rich and the poor, all socioeconomic groups and ethnic groups. It’s important for us to bring people out from the shadows, and get them the help that they need.”
Dr. Vivek Murthy Former U.S. Surgeon General
Help provide families with the tools they need to take effective action for their child’s addiction.
Provides over an hour of one-on-one parent coaching for a parent needing assistance
Allows the Helpline to connect with four parents seeking support
Gives a parent substance use coaching and support over six weeks
Help us guarantee that families are empowered with critical tools and resources