Where to get help for your teen about drugs

Discovering that your child is taking drugs can leave you feeling worried, guilty and isolated. However, it’s important to remember that you're not alone - many other parents will have found themselves in a similar position, and there's lots of help available. Don't blame yourself - there are lots of reasons why children become involved in drugs. This is not a sign that you’re a bad parent, and there is no reason why you should feel ashamed or try to hide the problem.

Drugs services, counselling services and self-help groups offer support to your child at any stage, whether they are ready to change their behaviour or not. If you feel there is a problem, don't delay in seeking help. For more information, visit the FRANK website, where you can find search by postcode for details of local services that can provide counselling and treatment, or call the FRANK helpline on 0800 77 66 00.

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