It's your worst nightmare as a church youth professional - students using substances at a church event. Many of us have found ourselves in similar situations that required some type of immediate action. Not all substance abuse situations are overt, and many times even the obvious situations require not just immediate action but multiple follow-up steps. All too often, our young people suffer in silence as they watch friends and family members get subtly sucked into the vortex created by substance abuse and addiction. This article gives great insight and practical advice on the subject of substance use.