Parents in Riverside, California and across the nation are increasingly concerned about the possibility of their children abusing drugs and alcohol. Some are reluctant to bring up this tricky topic with their kids, but avoiding the subject is one of the worst things a parent can do. Talking about the problem can significantly reduce a teenager’s risk of experimenting with or abusing dangerous substances and eventually requiring the assistance of drug rehab. As the following infographic shows, having an open and honest discussion with teenagers about the negative impact of drug use can make all the difference in their lives.
According to results from the 2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, approximately 20.4 million adults aged 18 years or older needed substance use