What do I do when my teen comes home drunk?
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My son came home the other night - it was obvious he'd been drinking. He was staggering around, he was throwing up. How do I handle this? It's a sensitive subject. How do I talk to him and when do I talk to him?
- Don't talk to them the night they are drunk.
- Make sure they are safe - not sleeping on their back.
- Talk the next day.
- Nobody likes vomiting - use that as a way to open the conversation.
- Get a health care professional involved.
Here are some common questions parents have about how to keep their teen-aged children safe from alcohol and drug use. Click each link to watch a video on each topic with adolescent substance abuse expert Dr. John Knight.