When your teen asks if you tried drugs or alcohol

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When your teen asks if you tried drugs or alcohol

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If your teen ever comes to you and asks you if you've ever done any drugs or drinking, it's really important that you don't, necessarily, lie to them. It's important that you tell them, but there's a reason that you are not doing them anymore. Those things don't work for you, in case you wanted to work, go to school, pursue your dreams, go to college; you couldn't do those things if you were using drugs and alcohol. It's okay to tell them that you've done drugs and alcohol, but explain to them why you don't do it.

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Meg Newman is a licensed marriage and family therapist in private practice in Venice and Tarzana CA. Meg is also a mother and stepmom. Meg has worked as a therapist with children and teens focusing on a variety of issues concerning anxiety, eating disorders, body image, substance abuse, sexual harassment, and sexual assault. Meg is native to Los Angeles and loves spending time with family, as well as snowboarding as often as possible.

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