This audio file is from our eTalk: Substance Use and the Teen Years: Parenting in the Age of Marijuana, e-Cigarettes, and Heroin.
Drug and alcohol use is a scary proposition for parents. We cringe at the idea of our children engaging in adult behavior and worry about the type of kids that regularly engage in drinking or drug use.
If we are not careful, the topic of drugs and alcohol can fuel parents to be fearful and reactionary in their approach.
So, how does a parent go about tackling the topic of drug and alcohol in an informed, a proactive, and preventative manner?
- Navigating the Issues of Drugs and Alcohol
- Substance Use Trends with Today’s Youth
- Which Teens Are At a Greater Risk?
- How to Talk About Alcohol and Drugs with Your Teen
- What Else Can Parents Do?
- Free Resources and Final Thoughts
About Jonathan Hetterly, LPC:
Jonathan Hetterly is a licensed professional counselor. He specializes in helping teen and young adult men navigate the challenges they face in life. Jonathan is also a writer and his articles are regularly featured on PsychBytes.com and ShrinkTank.com.
He has contributed material to several books that explore the intersection of pop culture and psychology, including The Walking Dead Psychology, Star Wars Psychology, and Game of Thrones Psychology.
Jonathan is also a co-author of the parenting book Southeast Psych’s Guide for Imperfect Parents: A Book Written By Imperfect Therapists.