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by Lisa Frederiksen
Parents of a child with a drug or alcohol problem need support, too – and there are millions of parents – there are millions of children who need treatment.

Nine million young people between the ages of 12 and 25 need treatment for substance abuse or addiction. Of those nine million, two million are 12 – 17. Of the two million, ninety percent are not getting the help they need.*

Lorraine McNeill-Popper, Mom and Parent Advisory Board Member of The Partnership at Drug Free.org, says of The Partnership’s new online resource, Time to Get Help:

“Receiving support from others who have been through what you are going through can be very powerful and often one of the most effective ways to stay hopeful, inspired and sane. You will find out that you are not alone in this fight against addiction. You can learn from other parents. And even though your child may be different than theirs, you’ll discover there are many similarities.”

According to The Partnership’s introductory email regarding this new online resource, “By listening to parents and working with experts in the field of teen substance abuse and treatment, we’ve developed Time To Get Help.

“Time To Get Help [is designed to] help parents of teens and young adults gain a better understanding of adolescent alcohol and drug abuse, dependence and addiction; get support from experts and other parents who have been there; and find the right treatment for their child and family.”



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