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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    Heroin, Fentanyl & Other Opioids

    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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    Intervention e-Book

    Answers to your most pressing questions about confronting your child about their substance use.
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    Treatment e-Book

    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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    Medication-Assisted Treatment
    e-Book

    Learn more about using medication to help treat opioid addiction.
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    Marijuana Talk Kit

    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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    Vaping: A Guide for Parents

    Learn what the research says, the concerns about use, and how to have difficult conversations.
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    Continuing Care e-Book

    Covers how to best support your child after their completion of addiction treatment.
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    Focus on treatment & recovery

    Supplemental resources to guide you through treatment and recovery with your child.

    Your Child's Treatment Roadmap

    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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    Substance Use + Mental Health: Your Guide to Addressing Co-occurring Disorders

    Learn what to do when your child is struggling with mental health issues at the same time as substance use.
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    Pregnancy & Opioids Guide

    What families need to know about opioid misuse and treatment during pregnancy.
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    Workbook: Questions to Ask Treatment Programs

    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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    How to Respond to Overdose with Naloxone

    Naloxone (Narcan) is emergency medication that can save a life. Learn how to use it to prevent an opioid overdose.
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    The Parent's 20-Minute Guide

    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.

    What Teens Have to Say About Nicotine, Alcohol & Other Drugs

    This guide, a companion piece to our original report, outlines teen perspectives on nicotine, alcohol & other drugs.
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    Drug Guide for Parents

    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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    The Power of Grandparents

    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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    How To Talk To Your Kids About Drugs If You Did Drugs

    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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    Medication Disposal Guide - Dispose Rx

    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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    The Parent Talk Kit

    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

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