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Teens and Drug Use: Don’t Get Caught Off Guard

Out of the thousands of teens who have stayed at Heartlight, a large portion of them have been involved with some kind of drug use. A common factor? Most of their parents were caught completely off guard by their child’s addiction. In this episode, Mark Gregston and Wayne Shepherd talk about why it’s better to be OVERprepared rather than underprepared for your teen to experiment with drugs, and share some warning signs to look out for.  

For more on this important topic, check out Mark’s article, ‘Is My Teen Using Drugs?’ at

Author: Mark Gregston

Mark Gregston began working with teens more than 40 years ago as a youth minister and Young Life director. He has authored nearly two dozen books, has written hundreds of articles, and is host of the nationally-acclaimed Parenting Today’s Teens podcast and radio broadcast.