If you suspect that your child is using drugs – act immediately.
You could save your child’s life.
"The biggest thing is not recognizing the problem when it's staring you on the face." Anonymous
No parent wants to believe their kid would use drugs after you "raised them so well". For all our good intentions, what may have started out as experimental drug use by a teenager, could become abuse and addiction and you the parent might not catch it till something goes terribly wrong.
Here are some suggestions of what to do when the unthinkable happens.
Your child is lying unconscious and is non-responsive. Call 911 immediately!
You think that your child has been using drugs.
You may have already had the "drug talk" with your teens, but somehow you feel that your teen might not have listened or has not paid attention. Let's face it, some teenagers can be quite difficult to talk to and rather dismissive when you do. If you feel that your message has not gotten across, and that just maybe your teen has begun to experiment with drugs - it's time to re- engage in conversation with your child.
Your child has somehow made it obvious that they have a substance or drug abuse problem. As the parent, you are in the best position to get the help your child needs.