When you are supporting a friend or loved one that is using drugs, it can be very difficult for you emotionally.  

For additional support, teens can contact RCADD and also visit Alateen, a support group for younger family members and friends of individuals with substance use disorder. 


Alateen: Al-Anon Family Groups. (2019, May 14). Retrieved from https://al-anon.org/for-members/group-resources/alateen/

Bellum, S. (2010, July 20). Real Teens Ask: How Can I Help My Friend? Retrieved April 20, 2020, from https://teens.drugabuse.gov/blog/post/real-teens-ask-how-can-i-help-my-friend

Experts, K. H. B. H. (Ed.). (n.d.). Dealing With Addiction (for Teens) – Nemours KidsHealth. Retrieved from https://kidshealth.org/en/teens/addictions.html

How to Help a Friend. (n.d.). Retrieved April 20, 2020, from https://abovetheinfluence.com/how-to-help/