PARENT'S ARE THE FIRST LINE OF DEFENSE! Talk to your child about the dangers of drugs beginning at a young age.
Know what your child is doing and set limits with rules and consequences for breaking them.
Know who your child's friends are.
Create a bond with your child so when you have to set restrictions it's less stressful. This bond can be developed by recognizing your child's strengths and listening to what they have to say.
Setting a rule of "no drug use" will help your child navigate peer and other pressures to use drugs. You can be specific, such as, "If you're at a party and you see that drugs or alcohol are being used, the rule is you leave the party. Call, I'll come and get you."
Teach kids ways of saying no to drugs. "I'm cool without drugs!"
Youth often get into trouble with drugs right after school. Attempt to be with your kids then, but if you can't, make sure your child is doing something positive with an adult around.
If your child's excuse is that "everyone is doing it," you can reply, "You make your own decisions. You are your own person."
Danville Police Department's Free Drug Screen Program
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Signs of Drug Use
-Deteriorating relationship with family and/or friends? New group of friends?
-Changes in eating/sleeping habits?
-Depressed or withdrawn?
-Sudden loss of interest in favorite activities?
-Irregular school attendance, declining grades?
-Carelessness in grooming?
-Money missing from home?
-Breaking house rules?
-Presence of bottles, eye drops, lighters or drug paraphernalia?
Suspect Your Child of Using Drugs
-DO NOT IGNORE IT!
-Confront child BUT not alone. Use family, trusted friend or clergy.
-Only sure way of knowing is to have your child tested. (Denying to take a test is usually a
sign of admission)
-Family physician (preferred method)
-Home Drug Test
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Is Your Child Using Drugs?
-DO NOT IGNORE IT!
-The moment you find out about drug use is NOT the time to discipline
-Get immediate professional intervention
-Drug rehabilitation clinic
-Seek support for yourself and family as well
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Help Make Danville a Safe, Drug Free Community!
Have a drug tip? Please send us an email to Drug@danvillepd.net detailing as much information as possible. Report should contain a detailed description of suspected individual, vehicle used, times, and location. Any contact information you can supply would be helpful as well! We take all tips very seriously and greatly appreciate all of your assistance!
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