Hotline, web chat help families dealing with children with drug problems

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A service offers help fo parents and families with children who are struggling with substance abuse.

The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids offers a hotline and web chat system pairing families with a parent-coach, someone with experience and training who can offer support and resources to help them with their child.

This can be especially helpful to people who may feel isolated and don’t have someone in their lives they can reach out to.

“I’m not a medical professional. I’m not a social worker. I’m a parent like them who’s experienced, in my case the worst possible outcome, which is losing a child to drug abuse,” said parent-coach David Huntley.

The phone number for the hotline is 1-855-DRUG-FREE (1-855-378-4573) and their website is located at https://drugfree.org.

The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids goes beyond parents with children under the age of 18. The service is available for parents whose children are as old as 30.

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