Let’s Talk: Preventing Teen Drug Use

March 31, 2019

As a parent, it is scary to know that your child will likely be offered alcohol, tobacco products, marijuana, addictive prescription pills, or other illegal drugs before they graduate high school.

However, research has shown that as parents, you are the most influential source of information your child has. Talking to your child about smoking cigarettes, drinking alcohol and using other drugs is what’s most likely to make a difference in whether your child gets into these things.

Obviously there is no sure-fire way to ensure our kids will never touch a drug in their teen years – or even in their lifetime. However, there are things parents and caregivers CAN do that have been shown to minimize that worrisome possibility! Click here for 10 tips to prevent teen substance use and check out the resources below: