3 Ways to Deal With Teens and Drugs
As a parent, you can use several strategies to help your teen kick a drug habit or avoid experimenting in the first place:
Confront the situation head on. Don't make excuses or enable the drug use. Make it clear that this behavior is not acceptable and provide consequences for it.
Seek professional intervention immediately. This is a health problem, and you can begin family counseling to determine if there are any underlying problems.
If your teenager isn't experimenting with drugs, provide encouragement and positive reinforcement. Show your kids that you respect their good judgment by rewarding them with more privileges and increased responsibilities.