My teen was arrested for drugs or alcohol. What happens next?

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 Sgt. Jim Ball at or 972.874.3340.

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1. I think my son/daughter is abusing drugs or alcohol. Where do I start?
2. How do I test my teen for drugs or alcohol?
3. I just found out my teen is using drugs and feel completely overwhelmed. Where can I find some peer support, other parents who have been through this?
4. Does the school have any resources when it comes to substance abuse?
5. My teen was arrested for drugs or alcohol. What happens next?
6. This year has been really tough! I feel my family needs counseling. Where can I go?
7. Do we have NA or AA groups that meet here in Flower Mound, Lewisville, or Highland Village?
8. I am a single parent. Does Flower Mound, Lewisville, or Highland Village have any Big Brothers/Big Sisters organization in the area?
9. Where can I dispose of unwanted prescription medication that I don’t want to end up in the hands of my teenager or the water supply?
10. How can I find information about drug and alcohol treatment facilities in the area?