This 20 minute Real Talk podcast features one physician’s personal experience of having a family member addicted to opioids.
The National Institute on Drug Abuse website provides information about alcohol and drugs for youth ages 11 to 17. The website includes materials written specifically for a teen audience, as well as
Sesame Street in Communities website about parental addiction provides resources for parents, caregivers, educators, and health care providers who help children with family members struggling with addiction. The website provides printable materials, videos and other resources designed to support children.
This one page guide educates caregivers about the risks of opioid use for children and teens and provides advice for how to safely store medications, how to speak with physicians about any opioid prescriptions, and how to communicate with children and teams about the risks of opioid use.
This 2014 guide from the Treatment Research Institute and Partnership for Drug-Free Kids provides advice to parents and caregivers on how to best support their children after the completion of substance use disorder treatment. The guide has 4 sections: explaining the need for continuing
This is a link to a free continuing education program for mental health clinicians and substance use disorder treatment providers from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network. The training explores the relationship between adolescent trauma and substance abuse and includes interactive online modules, a webinar, and a 4-part Train the Trainer video series on working with youth and their caregivers. Funding Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration