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 Talk to Them
It’s critical to talk to your teen about the issue. How long have they been drinking and taking drugs? How often do they do it, or was it just a one-off? It would help if you established the facts before you can figure out how to deal with it.
It would be best if you stayed calm as you discuss the issue too. Let them know trying things is a normal part of being a teen and explain the negative impact of drugs. This is where your homework will pay off. You can teach them why drugs and drinks can be harmful and their effects on loved ones.
Make sure you sit down and talk to them when they have time. Trying to do it when they are in a rush or watching their favorite TV program isn’t going well.
Seek Professional Help When Needed
If your child has only experimented with drink and drugs as a one-off, they may only need a chat about the dangers and effects. However, if the problem has developed into a more severe addiction, professional help may be required.
There is no denying that dealing with drink and drug issues with your teen is exceptionally challenging. However, remaining open and understanding is one of the best ways to address it. As tempting as it might be to explode and shout, this is going to do very little to deter your teen from drinking or taking drugs.

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