Empowering Families

empower4“Kids who learn a lot about the risks of drugs and alcohol from their parents are up to 50% less likely to use than those who do not.” – Partnership for a Drug-free America


There is clear evidence that parenting practices, attitudes, values and behaviors of parents/guardians influence whether their children will use drugs or engage in other unhealthy behaviors.

ADS offers interactive workshops and programs that provide families with the information and resources to ACT NOW to prevent drug use and to support healthy behaviors among children.

Workshops are tailored to meet the need of each audience.  Topics include:

  • Addiction and the Family
  • Building Resilience in Children
  • Current Drug Trends
  • Flip the Script: Preventing Prescription Drug Use Among Teens
  • Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
  • Raising A Drug-Free Child
  • Recognizing Signs and Symptoms of Drug Use
  • When Love Hurts: Empowerment vs. Enabling
  • And many more topics



  • Lifestyles
  • SAFTE (Saving All Families Through Education)


Lifestyles and SAFTE are six- to eight-session family education and intervention programs designed to educate teens and parents/guardians regarding issues of not only alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, but also about healthy family relationships. The program emphasizes wellness through improved communications between teens and their parent(s)/guardian(s) and overall social/life skills development.  Some topics include drug awareness, effective communication skills, impact of drug use/abuse on the family, legal consequences, and other group-specific topics.  Referrals are accepted from parents, schools, the court, and community agencies.

For more information or to schedule a program, contact: preventionservices@adsyes.org