Current Statistics

Where to find help

Opening a communication line between you and your children about substance abuse isn't easy. Here are some great resources to help you in the process.

  • A Parent Talk Kit (PDF)
  • Tips from Phoenix House
  • Advice from KidsHealth



  • Talking about addiction with teens

    Sometimes you need a little help talking to your teens about substance abuse. Or even where to start. Here are some great resources.

  • Drugfree.org talk kit (PDF)
  • 8 ways to talk to your child
  • Talking to your teen about drugs
  • Current Statistics

    A look at current substance abuse stats

    We all know that our children are our future. Protecting them and knowing ahead of time what they face can keep us all ahead of the curve, and prevent substance abuse problems from consuming their futures.

    drug use stats

    From the above graph we can see that alcohol use and cigarettes are down in the last 20 years. However illicit drug abuse is not abated. It has had declines, and inclines. Working together we can bring the statistics down and end the cycles of addiction.

    Beginning Dialogue

    Opening a communication line between you and your children about substance abuse isn't easy. Here are some great resources to help you in the process.

  • A Parent Talk Kit (PDF)
  • Tips from Phoenix House
  • Advice from KidsHealth



  • Non-Profit Links

    Many non-profit agencies can be a wealth of information for you as well. here are some links we found.

  • Drugfree.org talk kit (PDF)
  • 8 ways to talk to your child
  • Talking to your teen about drugs