Think your child is experimenting with drugs?

These local resources can help

Local professionals say kids are experimenting with drugs - many found in the home - at younger ages. If you think your child isn't at risk, you need to read this article.

If you think your child has a problem with drugs or alcohol, these local resources can help:

Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Council of Orange County – 845-294-9000;

Council on Addiction Prevention and Education of Dutchess County – 845-471-0194;

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council of Sullivan County – 845-794-8080, ext. 116;

Partnership for a Drug Free Tips and information for parents, answers to any questions teens may have, treatment and intervention information, feature articles and statistics and more.

Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) Find a program or speak with D.A.R.E. officers. Information for parents and caregivers on drug and substance abuse, and interactive web link for kids.

National Institute for Drug Information on drugs, education materials on how to teach drug awareness to kids of all ages, and up-to-date news on current drug trends.

Don't know the newest drug trends? Find out what they are here.