For Parents

for parents teen

"Nonmedical Prescription Opioid Use in Childhood and Early Adolescence Predicts Transitions to Heroin Use in Young Adulthood” - Journal of Pediatrics (2015)

WHAT YOU CAN DO

WATCH OUT FOR PRESCRIPTION MISUSE

  • Experimenting or sharing
  • Ignoring label directions
  • Combining unknown drugs
  • Taking meds to get high

LOOK FOR WARNING SIGNS

  • Changes in physical appearance
  • Loss of interest or motivation
  • Different friends or activities
  • Unexplained pills or paraphernalia

DON’T MAKE IT EASY

  • Track and secure all medications
  • Block access to online drug sources
  • Properly dispose of unused medication
  • See Rx drug disposal locations

IF YOU NEED HELP

Get support. Talk to your health care provider, school counselor, prevention/treatment professional, friends or family.


YOUTH SERVICES – SEEKING TREATMENT

Concerned about your teen?
The first step begins with a call to an Alcohol & Drug Youth Services Program. You may be concerned about signs of drug use with your teen. When in doubt, speak to a professional. Just take the first step.

3 steps to get help:

1. Make the Call
The first step begins with a call to one of our Alcohol & Drug Youth Services Programs. You may be concerned about signs of drug use with your teen. When in doubt, speak to a professional. Just take the first step.

2. Talk to a Counselor
Speak to an Adolescent Treatment Counselor about your teen and your options. They will listen to your concerns and can answer your questions.

3. Schedule an Appointment
Get the support you need. As soon as you call us, we can schedule an appointment for your teen. We can accommodate your schedule. It is as simple and quick as that. Take the next step to talk about the issues and get help.


YOUTH SERVICES LOCATIONS

  • Center for Human Services: (209) 526-1440.
    Individual and group outpatient services.  Treatment groups are open to youth ages 12-17.
    Fee: No fee for outpatient services 
    Location: 2000 W. Briggsmore Avenue, Suite I, Modesto, CA 95350. Mon-Thurs 8 am – 8 pm, Fri 8 am – 5 pm, and CHS-Oakdale Family Resource and Counseling Center, 631 W. F Street, Oakdale, CA 95361. (209) 847-0420.
    www.centerforhumanservices.org/what-we-do/drug-alcohol-services/adolescent-treatment
  • Last Resort: (209) 523-6910, 24 hours: (209) 523-6900.
    Adolescent Substance Abuse Services. The Last Resort, specializes in the treatment of adolescents between the ages of 12 and 17 years old, male and female.  A treatment plan is uniquely tailored to each adolescent.
    Fee: Private pay, sliding scale, Medi-Cal (Outpatient services), and some insurances.
    Location: 3125 McHenry Avenue, Modesto, CA 95350. Mon-Fri 8 am – 5 pm.
    www.thelastresortmodesto.com

 Adapted from Ventura County Behavioral Health / www.venturacountyresponds.org 

 



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