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Help Someone Else - Substance Abuse

If you are a teen concerned about a friend, you can talk to a parent, school counselor, or other trusted adult. You can also tell your friend directly that you are worried about them and you want them to be healthy.

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Source:  National Institute on Drug Abuse; National Institutes of Health; U.S.. Department of Health and Human Services.

If you are a parent or adult concerned about a teen, a great place to start talking about the issue is your child’s pediatrician.  You can also reach out to a teacher, counselor or school administrator.  That person, if not a school-based mental health professional, will connect with the school counselor, psychologist and administator to support the student and family in connecting with community resources.

If you are a Montgomery County resident, call the Montgomery County Department of  Health and Human Services' Screening and Assessment Services for Children and Adolescents (SASCA) at 240-777-1430 for a substance abuse and mental health screening and assessment.

Click on the questions below for more information on understanding and helping your child.

Source:  National Institute on Drug Abuse; National Institutes of Health; U.S.. Department of Health and Human Services.