Doctors, psychiatrists and pharmacists are experts when it comes to their medical, psychological or pharmacological specialties. However, you are the expert about your child’s history and family history, their strengths and challenges. It’s important to actively participate in any conversation about your child’s health, particularly if it involves taking medication. We know that a large proportion of teens who misuse prescription opioids first used opioids for medical reasons prescribed by a doctor. It is extremely important to engage in a conversation about the medicine your healthcare providers suggest for your child.