About TIME TO ACT!
TIME TO ACT! is a first-of-its kind online help resource for parents and caregivers who suspect or know their child is experimenting, using or has a problem with alcohol or drugs.
Discovering that a teen is using drugs or alcohol can be a scary experience for parents — many feel alone, ashamed, and confused about what to do next. The Partnership believes that no parent should go through this alone, without guidance from experts and other parents.
Time To Act! was created to ensure that every parent has free access, on their own terms, to the most current research-based information on how to help their child — and their family — take the next steps. It is the only site of its kind designed to address parents in an active state of concern about how to help their child, whether they’ve used once or have a known drug or alcohol problem.
Through video and interactive multimedia modules, Time To Act! offers step-by-step advice and compassionate guidance from substance abuse experts, family therapists, scientists and fellow parents to help steer families through the process of understanding drug and alcohol use, confronting a child, setting boundaries, and seeking outside help. The site simplifies and streamlines what can often be a daunting and difficult process for parents.
Parents who have confronted substance use in their families are the richest source of information and support for others who have just begun to address this health issue. In the spirit of building a supportive community of parents, Time To Act! also features a multi-author blog where visitors can share stories and experts can weigh in on tough issues and answer questions.