If you think your teen is drinking or taking drugs

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If you think your teen is drinking or taking drugs

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The minute you find your teenager is involved with any kind of substance abuse, you take action. You take action. You don’t tell yourself this is a phase; they’ll work themselves out of it; everybody just experiments. Drug involvement has been the ruination of so many talented, capable young adults. So the minute you find evidence that this is occurring, you find resources within your community and act immediately. Even overreact. Because the danger that may parents have done is put themselves in a position of denial or hoping that it will go away if they don’t pay attention to it. And I strongly say that from the minute you have any awareness do not go into denial, find some sort of positive intervention within the community to help you deal with that issue. It is an extremely serious problem.

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Lee Hausner, PhD

Clinical Psychologist & Author

Dr. Lee Hausner is an internationally recognized clinical psychologist, business consultant and family wealth advisor. She served as the senior psychologist for the Beverly Hills Unified School District for 19 years. She is currently the Senior Managing Director for First Foundation Advisors. An acknowledged expert on psychological issues involving wealth and wealth transfer, she was a presenter at the World Economic Forum in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, and is a frequent participant at the high wealth/private client conferences for major financial institutions. She is a frequent guest on national radio and television and a quoted expert in national publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Times, Forbes, Fortune, Privilege, Town and Country and Worth Magazine.

Dr. Hausner is the co-author with Doug Freeman of A Founder's Guide to the Family Foundation, published by the Council on Foundations and is the author of the seminal work regarding wealth and the family; Children of Paradise: Successful Parenting for Prosperous Families. In addition, Dr. Hausner incorporated her unique six-step transition model for succession in family business in the critically acclaimed family business resource book Hats Off to You 2: Balancing Roles and Creating Success in Family Business, of which she was a co-author.

Dr. Hausner is a graduate of Northwestern University (BA, Psychology), San Francisco State University (MA, Psychology), and Kensington University (PhD, Psychology).

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