Talking With Your Teen About Opioids
It’s never too late to start talking with your teen about the risks of prescription opioid misuse.
As teens age, they make more decisions on their own and face greater temptation and peer pressure. Though it may not seem like it, teens really do hear your concerns. It’s important you help them understand what prescription opioids are, why they shouldn’t misuse them, and why you shouldn’t combine them with alcohol or other drugs such as benzodiazepines. Read this resource for more tips on talking with your teens about opioids.
Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
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Learn the truth about opioids and their negative effects. Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Connecting with Teens, Other Illicit Substances, Signs & Symptoms, Talking to Kids, Underage Drinking
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