Help for Dealing with Kids and Drugs
It is the goal of this page to provide a number of parent drug resources (to help parents with kids and others who mentor youth or teens). 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.
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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!
Quick Links - detailed listing of resources for parents:
- Drug Free Youth - keep your kids drug free
- Drug Facts you need to know
- Establish Good Communication
- Get Involved In Your Kids Life
- Make and Enforce Clear Rules
- Be A Positive Role Model
- Teach Your Child To Choose Friends Wisely
- Drug Free Youth Summary - Resource Links
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.
Other Helpful Resources for Parents:
Suspect Your Teen is Using Drugs or Drinking? A Brief Guide to Action for Parents --
Parents are the most important influence in a teenager’s decision about drug and alcohol use. Every day, approximately 4,700 youth under age 18 in the United States try marijuana for the first time. By the time they finish eighth grade, about 50 percent of adolescents have had at least one drink. This booklet—in English and Spanish—educates parents about today’s substance abuse in teens. Parents learn about signs and symptoms, what they should do and when, and tips on how to talk to their children about drugs and alcohol. >>>> https://www.theantidrug.com/pdfs/resources/in-language/spanish_english_suspect.pdf
The Surgeon General’s Call to Action To Prevent and Reduce Underage Drinking 2007 --
The Surgeon General's Call to Action seeks to raise awareness of and promote action on underage drinking and its effects. In addition to bringing attention to underage drinking and its consequences, the Call to Action identifies six goals for prevention and reducing youth drinking. The Report was developed in collaboration with the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
Parents - The Anti-Drug website
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