Boston Children’s Hospital Adolescent Substance Use & Addiction Program TIP Sheets

Sample Tip Sheet content:

Choose one or a small number (< 5) of
behaviors to address.
 In most cases, group “substance use” as a
single behavior
Set clear expectations that your child(ren)
does not have permission to use substances.
 Use clear language, avoid euphemisms or
“You do not have my/our permission to use
Be clear that substance use is NOT
ALLOWED in the house.
 Consider regular room checks; invite your
child to be present (to confirm that you
will not be violating personal space)
 Discard any drugs or paraphernalia found
in the house or among personal

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