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Preparing parents to prevent drug and alcohol abuse.

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Caron Treatment Centers accepts patients aged 13 years or older. For more information on services available to those 12 and under, please learn more about Caron's Student Assistance Program.

Parental influence cannot be underestimated when it comes to children’s drug and alcohol choices. To maximize this influence, Caron SAP offers several customizable, skill-based programs that prepare parents to prevent youth substance use.

LifeSkills® Training for Parents & Caregivers

The LifeSkills® Training Program is an interactive, skills-based program that teaches parents how to promote positive health and personal development in their children. In one session, the LifeSkills® curriculum covers collaborative techniques that parents can use to reinforce their children’s competencies in skills that have been found to reduce and prevent substance abuse and violence.

Contact us to learn more about LifeSkills® for parents.

The Other Talk

Student alcohol and drug use is an undeniable problem, but many parents have difficulty broaching the subject. In particular, parents of college students frequently doubt their abilities to impact their children’s choices. To encourage parents to address the topic of alcohol and substance abuse head on, Caron SAP designed The Other Talk, a program that helps parents of soon-to-be college students communicate accurate, healthy and practical messages to their children regarding college alcohol and drug use.

 To learn more about The Other Talk call 800-678-2332 ext. 6117 or contact us.

Medicine Abuse Program

The Medicine Abuse Project is a five-year action campaign to prevent half a million teens from abusing medicine by 2017. The goal of The Medicine Abuse Project is to educate students, parents and professionals about the dangers and consequences of abusing prescriptions and over-the-counter medications.

Objectives of Caron's Medicine Abuse Program include:

  • Increasing awareness of the prevalence of adolescent medicine abuse
  • Educating parents on the signs, symptoms and dangers of medicine abuse
  • Providing healthy alternatives to using medications
  • Offering resources related to medicine abuse

Call 800-678-2332 ext. 6117 or contact us to learn more about the Medicine Abuse Program

PREP: Prevention Resources & Education for Parents

Facilitated by trained SAP Specialists, PREP is a program designed for parents and caregivers of children in middle school and high school. PREP covers topics such as:

  • The effects and consequences of gateway drugs and other trendy drugs
  • How to use effective communication skills when talking with children about alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use
  • The importance of establishing clear rules and consequences at home regarding substance use
  • Evaluating resiliency factors that help protect kids from substance use

Contact us to learn more about PREP