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If You Suspect Your Child is Using Alcohol or Other Drugs

Option #1 - Do Nothing

Do nothing....some parents believe that chemical use by an adolescent is only experimentation and a normal part of the adolescent life stage, a phase they will grow out of.

Other parents believe that if the adolescent gets into enough trouble, he or she will stop using on his or her own.

The philosophy of the Edina Chemical Health Partners is:

the use of mind-altering substances poses a great risk to the emotional, psychological, spiritual, and intellectual development of a young person and that their use cannot be tolerated for any reason

For adolescents, addiction can occur in as little as six months.   Doing nothing poses a risk for addiction.

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