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Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs - Talking To Your Teen

Did you know that parental disapproval is the number one reason why teens choose not to drink…or use tobacco…or use other drugs? Talking to your kids about alcohol and other drugs might seem a bit awkward at first, but there are some helpful tips that just might make it easier. Because the teen brain is still developing, it is especially susceptible to the harmful effects of drugs and alcohol.

Alcohol, marijuana and prescription medications are the mostly commonly used/misused drugs by teens. This parent’s guide is about talking with your kids about marijuana, and the ideas and strategies can be applied to any drug. Check out these websites and resources for more information:

   

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