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Gather any evidence

Evidence or no, it’s good to talk to your teen about doing drugs and drinking.

You’ve probably come to this site because you have found evidence that your teenager is using. But what will happen if your teen says it belongs to someone else? It’s good to anticipate all the different ways your teenager might try to deny usage. But in any case, you should bring the subject up.

  • Anticipate the different ways your teen might try to deny it
  • Even if she says it belongs to someone else-it’s a good time to talk about doing drugs and drinking
  • It’s important to bring the topic up, even if you don’t have an airtight case
  • Look in Monitor for tips on good places to look for evidence


Amelia Arria, Ph.D., talks about leveraging your own memory to gather evidence.

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