Philadelphia, PA -- (SBWIRE) -- 11/23/2016 -- Families who are looking for answers on how to address adolescent substance use may have difficulty narrowing down accurate information when researching on the internet, since the sources available online are seemingly endless. While there are many excellent resources, there are also many that are extremely ill-informed and potentially dangerous, and it's often difficult for parents to distinguish those with some evidence-base from those that are purely opinion or profiteering.
In an effort to provide the most scientifically-informed, nationally recognized and trustworthy addiction resources online for parents and families, the Treatment Research Institute - the nonprofit organization dedicated to translating research into effective tools and solutions to address substance use problems – offers access to evidence-based and community informed resources though its new website, the Family Resource Center.
Pushing that same objective forward, the Treatment Research Institute has also released a few short videos focused on sharing stories about teen and young adult substance use – from the perspective of their family members. Helping parents and guardians feel that they are not alone and that they can be empowered to take action can be a very important step in addressing their child's substance use issue, whether it may be a teen drinking problem or prescription drug misuse.
The videos inform viewers about the resources available through the Family Resource Center, and offer support and encouragement to families who may be coping with a substance use problem in their home.
Meet the families in the video by visiting the Family Resource Center or, visit the organization's YouTube channel here.
For trustworthy resources about fighting addiction, go to http://www.familyresourcectr.org.
About Treatment Research Institute
Treatment Research Institute has been a leader in the substance use research field, with a belief that science can only be truly impactful when it is used to improve policies, programs and practices. TRI's work focuses on applying research to change behaviors, with the ultimate goal of improving outcomes for individuals, families and communities affected by addiction. Collaborations with distinguished partners from across the globe have enhanced TRI's quest to advance the way in which addiction is perceived and cared for. TRI's relentless commitment to discovering and disseminating solutions to substance-use problems drives its work, mission and vision. Learn more about TRI at http://www.tresearch.org.