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First, Breathe. Then Let’s Get Started.

If you’ve just discovered that your child is drinking or doing drugs, the first thing you need to do is sit down, relax, and take time to breathe.

We know it’s a scary time, but you’re in the right place. We’ll help you plan and determine what to do — how to gather information, have productive conversations, set tighter limits, and bring in outside help.

Take a deep breath, relax, and when you’re ready, start with step one below.

Here’s a multimedia checklist with information, tips and video to help you get focused.

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