Parents & Caregivers

Substance Use Impacts Those Who Care Most. Find Help and Support Here.

It can be a scary time if you are a parent with a teen that is using drugs. When substance use is involved it impacts not just their life, but the lives of the parents and caregivers who love them most. In Connecticut there are resources and supports available to help both you and them on a path to wellness.


You Are Not Alone.

Here are options to support your family’s path to wellness:


Treatment Works.

Teens and young adults can recover from using drugs. Depending on the severity of the use, treatment could take place in a clinical setting, community organization, or even in your home.

Clinic-based Treatments

Services primarily offered once a week in a clinic office with some sessions occurring in the community or in the home.

Intensive Home-based Family Treatments

Services offered two or three times per week in a family’s home or community. Listed are two intensive in-home family treatment services:

  • Multidimensional Family Therapy (MDFT)
    An in-home or clinic, family-centered treatment for youth with substance use and/or mental health problems.
  • Multisystemic Therapy (MST)
    An in-home treatment for youth with complex clinical, substance use, social, and educational problems. It is family-driven, and focuses on empowering caregivers to solve current and future problems.

Get Connected to Treatment and Support Services

  • 2-1-1 is your one-stop connection to the local services you need.
  • You will reach a highly trained contact specialist who will provide resources in your community.
  • Receive the resources you need from substance use services, utility assistance, food, housing, child care, after school programs, elder care, crisis intervention, and much more.
DIAL 2-1-1 From anywhere in Connecticut
* Disclaimer: Treatments described on this site are public provider treatment services. The type of provider and treatment service (private or public) you select will determine the cost. Private provider treatment services may cost more than public provider treatment services. Public provider treatment services are managed by a Connecticut state agency, and provide all Connecticut residents access to services for substance or other mental health. Your insurance may cover public and/or private service options.

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