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Who are Parent Coaches?

Parent Coaches are moms and dads just like you who have been personally affected by a child's substance use. They are not therapists – they are parents who have been there and received special training and support from the Partnership and our clinical partner, the Center for Motivation and Change, to help other families through similar struggles. Their answers can help you too. To connect with a counselor experienced in the field of substance use, please call our Helpline at 1-855-DRUGFREE.

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Understanding Substance Use

Substance use is a complicated and often misunderstood issue. It’s something you may hear about or see on the news, but when it happens to your family, you realize there’s a lot to learn.
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Improving Family Communication

Do conversations in your home seem to collapse into arguments and anger? Does talking to your kids feel like you’re talking to a brick wall? Better communication is possible.
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Finding Treatment

Substance use is a health issue and getting professional help early can help your child get healthier sooner. But navigating the treatment system can be a challenge.
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Continuing Care

Substance use disorders are a lifelong, chronic, relapsing disease, but there are actions you can take to help your child stay healthy.
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Keeping Yourself & Family Healthy

Substance use disorders impact everyone in the family – especially you, the parent or caregiver. You want to help your child, but to do so you need to maintain your own energy and spirit.
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