Parents are sometimes afraid that they will push their children away by talking to them about drug use. But kids who make a choice to use drugs or alcohol are at a crossroad and need your help. Research shows that parents are central to preventing teen drug use. As a parent, your actions matter. When you know that your child has been drinking or using, take action to stop it as soon as you can. It may be the most important step you ever take.
El Centro provides family and parent education groups that support you in your commitment to participate in your childâ€™s treatment. Groups are in English and Spanish and are available at both our Redwood City and Half Moon Bay locations.
Topics may include but are not limited to: current substances used by teens, the effects on the teen brain and consequences of using,, how to be supportive of youth in treatment, triggers to relapse and how you can help reduce triggers in the household, and community resources that are available for both you and your child.
All services are confidential. Please call to find out available dates