How to talk to my parents about drugs
Having a good relationship with your parents can be beneficial for everyone. Not only will the mood at home be more pleasant, but you will have someone to turn to for advice and help.
Your parents want to be part of your life. They want to know you’re safe, that you listen to them (at least a little), and that you appreciate their efforts.
“We need to talk!”
How do I talk to my friend?
Drugs can be a hard subject to discuss, especially if you think your friend or relative has a problem.
Try to stay open-minded and remember that, with the right help and support, most people overcome their use before any serious harm is caused. Also, even if you do offer support, they might not change their behavior.
There’s no right or wrong way to talk about drugs, but there are some general guidelines you can follow to make things easier.
Do’s & Dont’s
Starting the conversation
Some other questions you might have
Stay safe & drug aware
The user can never tell exactly what an illegal drug contains, or what effect it will have, and this puts people at serious risk.
It is always safer not to use drugs, but if someone does start to feel any bad effects, they may be in trouble and you need to get help fast.
Every second counts! React fast and call 999/112 for an ambulance.
Remember you WILL NOT get into trouble for trying to save somebody’s life.