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Information for Parents

Having drug-abusing friends is the most immediate risk for teen drug abuse. (NIDA)

If you suspect your child is using drugs or alcohol, remain calm, but take action. (

11 million adolescents need treatment for drug or alcohol abuse — that's 1 in 7 teens and young adults! (

Teens that get through age 21 without smoking, using illegal drugs or abusing alcohol are virtually certain never to do so. (CASA)

Parents are the most powerful influence in their teen's life. (Parents: The Anti Drug)

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Teens at Risk
When to Get Help
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The 20-Minute Guide

Emotional Drugs Enabling

Emotional Drugs Denial

Parents 360 Rx Action Toolkit







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Florida Alcohol & Drug Abuse Association (FADAA)



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Florida Department of Children and Families (DCP)