Twelve years ago, one of our teenage daughters started drinking enough alcohol to possibly kill herself on a regular basis. Over the next five years, we repeatedly found ourselves in crisis situations where it was clear we needed to find treatment for her immediately. Each time, we were forced to make the life-and-death decision about which treatment center to send her to
If you’ve noticed one or more signs that your son or daughter might be drinking too much or using dangerous drugs, here's what you need to know.
If you’re worried that your child may have a problem with drugs or alcohol, there’s a good chance your suspicions are correct. While there are undoubtedly parents who worry unnecessarily, far more parents are clueless about how much and how often their kids are getting drunk or high.
"I have worried about an extended family member's drinking for many years. This family member is functional but drinks far more than is healthy. This person is also very defensive (in general) and I do not think they would be open to hearing concern from me or anyone else... Should we wait until this person reaches out to us? Do people now ever say to you how worried they were, and you wonder, "well, why the heck didn't you say something?!"