Talk to your teen about drug use.
Try not to react too strongly. Most of all, listen to what your teen has to say. If
teen is in trouble, talk with someone you trust. That might be your healthcare provider,
a school counselor, or local mental health clinic. Many school districts now have
abuse counselors who can help. Or contact one of the many groups that deal with drug
Overdose help. If you
are worried that your teen is using drugs, learn about naloxone and talk with your
child's healthcare provider. Naloxone is a medicine that can be used in an emergency
quickly reverse an opioid overdose. It can be used in people who have overdosed on
opioid and are not breathing normally. Naloxone has no effect on someone who doesn't
have opioids in their system. It's not used to treat an opioid use disorder. Examples
opioids include heroin, fentanyl, oxycodone, hydrocodone, codeine, and morphine.