School Stress and Stimulant Abuse

The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids provides key takeaways for parents on how to address school stress and anxiety as it relates to possible unprescribed medications:

  • Talk to your son or daughter about the dangers of drinking and using drugs, including abusing prescription drugs not prescribed to him or her.
  • Remind him or her that it’s okay to ask for help – whether for academics, stress or mental health.
  • Ensure your teen or young adult knows that they are valued for who they are, not what they achieve.
  • Prepare him or her with alternative coping skills such as breathing techniques, mindfulness and other tools to help him or her relax and redirect their thoughts when they are feeling anxious.

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