This section is for parents and carers who may be worried that their teenager may be developing or currently has an addiction. It is also for parents who have a teenager who has a friend with an addiction. Parents and families play an important part in the recovery of a teenager from an addiction.
4 steps to assist with the change
- Learn to identify warning signs.
- Learn to talk to your teenager about addiction – download our PDF on Addiction.
- Take your teenager to your G.P. for referral.
- Your teenager will need help and support
to avoid relapse. Keep up your connection with them and continue to offer and provide support.