Minnesota Parents

Help topics for Minnesota parents searching for guidance with teens that may be addicted to or abusing drugs and alcohol in Minnesota.

Minnesota Parents: Should You Drug Test Your Kid?

Perhaps you have wondered whether you should give your teen a drug test because of their behavior, or something you heard or found. This is rarely an easy decision. First, you should be clear that it is your right and responsibility to drug test your kid if you feel this is the right course […]

Understanding Methadone Addiction in Your Teen

While you may be familiar with other teen drug problems, you might be less clear on what exactly teen methadone addiction is, or whether it is possible to abuse methadone in the same way as other drugs. Part of the confusion revolves around the term ‘meth.’ While ‘meth’ is sometimes used to refer to […]

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    Minnesota Parents: Intervention Options When You Have A Teen Abusing Drugs

Minnesota Parents: Intervention Options When You Have A Teen Abusing Drugs

An intervention is a potentially pivotal point in dealing with the problem of teen drug abuse. When successful, it is a moment of recognition, often a difficult, painful recognition, that things cannot continue as they have been. Just like with any rule or line drawn in the sand, an intervention loses its power if […]

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    Teen Addiction – Substance Abuse & the Importance of Locking Up Medications

Teen Addiction – Substance Abuse & the Importance of Locking Up Medications

Unused or expired medications are dangerous both for very young children who may take them thinking they are candy or out of curiosity, and teenagers who may want to experiment with drugs or who may already have a drug abuse problem and see them as a way to get high. Though many medications lose […]