Adolescent Substance Abuse Intervention:
Addiction Crisis Prevention
Adolescent Intervention Specialist:
Strategic Skills Based Training for Parents and Families
Have you found that a troubled adolescent in your life is struggling with drug and/or alcohol dependency? For many, finding out that their son or daughter has been struggling with this issue is a catastrophic revelation. Thoughts of failure, disappointment, guilt, and embarrassment may flood your mind. Please remember that you are not the only parent to face such a situation. More importantly, remember that many families have overcome this problem in the past.
Youth at Risk :: Crisis Prevention :: Get Clear and Take Action!
On this website, we attempt to educate people about why young people begin using, what substances they are using, and how those drugs are affecting them physically, socially, and mentally. Our site is full of helpful information about helping you confront your child about his or her dependency. Be sure to visit the “Teen Drug Abuse Articles” section. This section contains several articles about the effects of substance abuse and about some specific drugs that adolescents are misusing today.
If you are troubled by a loved one’s addiction problems, feel free to call Dr. Hart to explore options for safety, harm reduction, and effective intervention strategies.
Call 206-547-HELP for
Private evaluation for parents, including
Risk Assessment — Harm Reduction — Safety Precautions
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Can you adequately communicate with your teenager?
- Vital Information for Parents:
- — As a parent or caregiver, you are the Number One influence on you child’s decision to use or not use alcohol.
- You have the power to help you child make healthy choices
- — Kids who drink before age 14 are 5 times more likely to develop alcohol problems as adults.
- — Nearly one of five Washington eighth graders is already drinking regularly, and one out of ten is drinking heavily.
Science and Management of Addiction: SAMA
The SAMA Foundation is dedicated to providing families with the latest information on substance abuse prevention, addiction intervention, treatment rehab, and recovery. Each family faces unique challenges in helping children through this crisis. We are able to provide support and assistance to give you quick access to a wide range of resources and a way to connect with other parents. The information we provide is supported by research and is recommended by experts in this field of medicine.
Teen Line Resources for Parents and Youth:
Seattle and Washington State
Adolescents and family members may contact the teen help line to discuss relationship problems, family conflict, depression, cutting, pregnancy, and thoughts about running away.
Teen Intervention Specialist
Safety Precautions – Harm Reduction – Crisis Prevention