In this uncertain time, we know your top concern is keeping your family and community safe and healthy. We are dedicated to ensuring you have the support and information you need to address substance use and addiction – from prevention to recovery – amid the challenging new circumstances surrounding COVID-19.
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Our helpline remains open and available. If you are having difficulty accessing support for your family, or a loved one struggling with addiction faces care or treatment challenges resulting from COVID-19 circumstances, our specialists are here to guide you.
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In response to the uncertainty and circumstances surrounding COVID-19, we are hosting a series of free, supportive online gatherings for parents and caregivers designed to help you connect with others, and gain helpful insight and ideas. Learn more >>
Helpful perspective and guidance on preventing substance use against the backdrop of COVID-19.
We chatted with one of our helpline specialists, Deb Drache, to learn more about the concerns she’s hearing as families transition back into a most unusual school year.
What can parents and other caregivers do to reduce the potential that children – who are feeling frustrated, isolated and bored – might engage in substance use?
If you have previously asked your child to quit or cut back without the result you’d hoped for, the circumstances surrounding COVID-19 present a good opportunity to try again.
Is you adult-aged child back home unexpectedly? We recommend a conversation about shared expectations and how you will live together.
Expert guidance on addressing addiction amid challenging new circumstances.
Many treatment programs are still open and accepting patients. If your child is currently out of school or work, it may be an ideal time to encourage them to attend a program.
Understanding the benefits and drawbacks of telehealth will help you decide how to best use these services for you and your family.
While addiction thrives in isolation, connection nurtures recovery. Fortunately, we live in a digital age with many ways to connect electronically.
If your child or loved one is using medication to treat opioid addiction, you may need to consider how COVID-19 will impact their access.
If your child has been diagnosed with co-occurring disorders, it can be helpful to stay vigilant, especially during this time of social distancing.