Information for parents
Kids grow up fast. The teenage and young adult years in particular, can be a real challenge for parents.
Before you know it, you can find yourself facing questions that you may not feel confident to answer, having to make decisions about allowing your children to go to parties where alcohol or other drugs could be available, or perhaps having concerns about a teenager's use of alcohol and other drugs.
Whether you are preparing yourself for the future, or need help with an immediate problem, the following information may help you.
The facts about young people and drugs
Learn the facts about young people and alcohol and other drugs.
How can I prevent alcohol and other drug use and harm?
Find out what you can do to help protect your child from experiencing problems with alcohol or other drugs.
What can I do if I suspect or find that my child is using drugs/alcohol?
Find out what you can do if your child is experiencing problems with alcohol and other drugs.
Getting help and support
Where to go for further help and support.
Find cannabis information for parents
Get statistics and facts, fact sheets and podcasts
Download one of these fact sheets for a quick guide to the issues:
Need more information about parenting adolescents?
|See Michael Carr-Gregg's book, Surviving Adolescents
Common sense strategies to assist parents living with young people by one of Australia's leading authorities on teenage behaviour. Covers difficult topics such as sexuality, risky behaviour, laziness and study problems as well as how or defuse conflicts and set limits.
Available from the Australian Drug Foundation Shop.
Last updated: 2 April 2013