Whether you don’t have kids yet, aren’t planning on having children, or your kids are out of the home, here’s what you need to know to keep kids in your family, neighborhood, and community safe.
+ Know Yourself
If you use substances, medically or recreationally, know the possible effects of all substances – alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, medication, and street drugs.
Get the facts and practice responsible use. Be aware of the potential for pregnancy and risks when using substances and plan accordingly.
+ Being a caregiver
If you are a caregiver for someone else's child, or are considering being a caregiver, make sure that:
- You are supervising the kid(s) in a safe environment
- You are not supervising the kid(s) while intoxicated
- You have open and honest communication with the parents about the activites and environment of your care
- You are prepared to answer caregiver questions from parents
+ Information & Resources
Call 1-800-CHILDREN (244-5373) or 1-866-LAS-FAMILIAS (527-3264) for free, confidential help finding drug treatment, parenting support, medical care, social and family service agencies, and many other resources. Learn more.
Substance Use & Adulthood
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