Preventing and addressing addiction is a learning process. In addition to the information and perspectives we make available to read online, the following materials are designed to be printed, read at your convenience and used as a frequent reference.

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    Learn about how the opioid epidemic started, how you can keep your community safe, and how to help a loved one who is struggling.
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    Answers to your most pressing questions about confronting your child about their substance use.
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    Learn what treatment entails, how to pay for it, how to get your child to start and what you can do to help your family cope with the challenges.
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    Learn more about using medication to help treat opioid addiction.
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    Understand why teen use is risky and learn what you should and shouldn't say when talking with your teen about it.
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    Learn what the research says, the concerns about use, and how to have difficult conversations.
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    Covers how to best support your child after their completion of addiction treatment.
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    Understand the substance use risks to military children, and find tips, tools and resources to help support your child.
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    Supplemental resources to guide you through treatment and recovery with your child.

    The road to recovery isn't the same for everyone. Learn how to select the best possible treatment for your child's unique situation.
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    Learn what to do when your child is struggling with mental health issues at the same time as substance use.
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    What families need to know about opioid misuse and treatment during pregnancy.
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    Let this workbook be your guide to asking questions and gathering the information needed to decide which program is the best fit for your child.
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    Naloxone (Narcan) is emergency medication that can save a life. Learn how to use it to prevent an opioid overdose.
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    This guide is intended for parents with teens or adolescents struggling with substance use who are looking for science-based ways to help them change.
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    Focus on prevention

    Supplemental resources to help you prevent problems with substance use and addiction.

    This guide, a companion piece to our original report, outlines teen perspectives on nicotine, alcohol & other drugs.
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    Here's a quick reference to the most common drugs that teens use, including what it looks like, dangers, signs of use and important facts to know.
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    Grandparents play an important role in preventing their grandchildren from drinking and using substances. Find out how to best do just that.
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    A guide to parenting practices which research shows to help reduce the chances of young people developing issues with drugs or alcohol.
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    The fact that you've had experience might be an advantage to talking to your kids about why they shouldn't use drugs. Learn how to talk about it.
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    Ridding your home of unused or expired medication can help create a healthier and safer environment for yourself and your loved ones.
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    Get tips for talking and what to say to help prevent substance use, including addressing prescription and over-the-counter medications.
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    June 2020