How to talk to teens about drugs & alcohol

Set Them on the Right Path

It’s never too early to talk to teens about drugs and alcohol. Studies
continue to show that teens are less likely to use substances if their
families have open, honest conversations about it.


When it comes to teens & substance use

Communication is Key.

Whether your goal is to prevent future substance use or address current challenges, healthy communication is key. But where do you start? That’s where we come in.

We put together a guide that walks you through the key parts of teen substance use prevention.

This guide includes:

  • How to begin an ongoing conversation about substance use.
  • How to gain insight into the pressures your teen is facing and share healthy coping skills with them.
  • Ways to keep the conversation positive, without it turning into a lecture.
  • Signs to look out for that may indicate substance use and when professional treatment may be needed.

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What are some of the outcomes?

Benefits to the Guide



Teen substance use can put a great deal of stress on entire families.


Start an ongoing, positive conversation with your teen.


Teens that are drug and alcohol-free have higher rates of graduation.


Here at Arbor Place, Inc.

We Genuinely Care

We have a long, demonstrated history of helping and supporting families in our community. While there is no one-size-fits-all approach to teen substance use, we have some tips to help approach the topic in a healthy, loving way, balancing structure and discipline with positivity and trust.

Sustaining a healthy family structure starts with communication. We’re here to support you.

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