Parent's Drug Resource
Help for Dealing with Kids and Drugs
There are many parent drug resources available. With the rate of teenage drug use on the rise, parents need to be aware of what is going on. Knowledge is one of the best preventative resources available. If parents are in the know they can help educate their children about drugs and the dangers of using them. Many teenagers and children are subject to peer pressure, and this can lead to the child using drugs. If children are educated about drugs, they are less likely to use them.
It is the goal of this page to present practical suggestions and helpful resources for parents, teachers and anyone who cares for children, adolescents and teenagers. Family drug prevention is our goal!
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Research shows that the earlier drug use is initiated, the more likely a person is to develop drug problems later in life. Youth substance abuse may lead to many other problems that affect not only the child, but also the child’s family and community.
Parents are the most important role models in their children’s lives. What you say and do about drugs matters a lot when it comes to the choices your children make. You can:
- set a positive example and get involved in your children’s lives
- get involved in their activities, know their friends and know where they’re going and what they’re doing
- create clear, consistent expectations and enforce them
- talk early and often about drugs
- discuss the consequences of drug use
- show you care enormously about what choices your children make about drugs
- drug test your kids. It lets them know you are serious about keeping them drug-free. May we recommend the No Tolerance Drug Test.
Children learn by example. They adopt the values you demonstrate through your actions.
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