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The first step is to have an assessment done. A 60 to 90-minute assessment by a licensed professional can often give parents a clear picture of what their child is struggling with and determine if treatment is needed. The Seay Center in Plano provides free assessments Monday – Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Perimeter Health in Arlington provides assessments via phone.Seay Behavioral Health Center 972.981.8300
Families are the first line of defense in preventing drug use by children. Lewisville-based Watchdog Solutions can provide alcohol and drug tests, educate parents on countermeasures, and provide directions to perform the test. Watchdog also helps parents become familiar with the various types, signs, and effects of drugs. In addition to the drug tests, they have resources and information about therapists, counselors, detox, and treatment centers.Watchdog-solutions.org800.972.2054
Winning the Fight (WTF) is a non-profit organization founded by Kathy O’Keefe, here in Flower Mound. Kathy lost her teenage son Brett in 2010 due to drug use and is an excellent resource for families. WTF provides education, professional resources for families, abusers, and addicts, and a complete series of networking tools to assist with sobriety. WTF can also assist with providing drug test kits at a reduced cost.Winning the FightWTF-winningthefight.org972.467.7704
The LISD CHOICES - Safe and Drug Free Schools Program provides education and resources to parents and students at the elementary, middle, and high school levels.Choices-Safe and Drug Free Schoolschoices@lisd.net469.948.8680
Families entering the adult or juvenile legal system for a drug or alcohol-related offense can be overwhelmed. While we cannot give legal advice, we can explain the process so you can make educated choices. Fear of the unknown or what’s going to happen next is sometimes the hardest part.
For additional information, contact Sergeant James Pulis at INtheKnow@flower-mound.com or 972.874.6184.
We have two groups that meet here locally- “A Daily Reprieve” and “Carry the Message.” They hold both open and closed meetings providing support for the addict and those family members affected by addiction.https://www.aadallas.org/wordpress/meetings/
As the nation’s largest volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers/Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers and children ages 6 through 18. They develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.
450 E. John Carpenter Freeway
The Flower Mound and Highland Village Police Departments have a Medication Disposal Bin located in the Police Department that is accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The service is free, and no appointment is needed. FMPD also works with LISD and the Drug Enforcement Administration during the National Take Back Initiative which occurs on a single Saturday, every April and October, at Flower Mound High School and Marcus High School.Flower Mound Police Department4150 Kirkpatrick LaneFlower Mound, Texas 75028972.539.0525Highland Village Police Department1000 Highland Village RoadHighland Village, Texas 75077972.317.5558
There are several good websites that provide resources on this topic and can assist with the needs of your family. Visit www.addicted.org and/or www.narcotics.com for more information.