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Parenting and Drugs

You are the most important influence in your teen's life!  Talk early...Talk often...Talk about drugs.

It is important to know that parents continue to have a great impact on their teen’s behavior and choices.  Teens are influenced by their parents' ideas of right and wrong, and what’s important in life.  And they also watch what you do, and how you react to life’s situations.  So, stay involved, talk to your teen, show an interest, provide guidance and structure, and let your teen know that you love them.

Learn how to talk to your child about drugs:

Parental disapproval is the number one reason why teens choose not to drink…or use marijuana…or other drugs? It’s never too early to talk to your kids about alcohol and other drugs, even though it may seem a bit awkward at first.

Alcohol, marijuana and prescription medications are the most commonly misused drugs by teens. Because the teen brain is still developing, it is especially susceptible to the harmful effects of drugs and alcohol, which can damage both the structure and function of young brains.   

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