10 Things Parents Can Do to Reduce the Chance of Drug Abuse

Tips for parents from Narconon International

10 things parents can do to protect their kids from drug abuse and addiction

Here are 10 useful tips for parents to help their children grow up drug-free: 

One: Start now to educate yourself about drugs. Narconon provides this information at narconon.org/drug-abuse.

Two: Tell your children that this family does not permit drug use and why.

Three: Let them know you expect them to be 100 percent drug-free and to not engage in underage drinking.

Four: Don’t exaggerate the dangers of drugs or they may discount everything you tell them.

Five: Invite your children to ask questions about drugs or alcohol use. Don’t be critical or accusative.

Six: Let them know ”peer pressure” can be as subtle as wanting to be liked by their friends or to “have fun.” Help them work out how to avoid ridicule, teasing or pressure for not drinking or using drugs.

Seven: Minimize your child’s exposure to drug advertising or drug or excessive alcohol use in movies or television.

Eight: Make sure your child knows they can call you for a ride home if they find themselves someplace where drugs or alcohol are in use.

Nine: Set a good example for your children by never allowing illicit drug use in your home and by keeping prescription drug and alcohol use a minimum.

Ten: Keep pills, cough medicines, alcohol and medications locked up. 

Use these tips to help your children understand the subject so they may make the self-determined decision to live drug-free.

Narconon’s mission is to provide an effective path for rehabilitation from drug abuse and to assist society in preventing the scourge of drugs worldwide, using its acclaimed evidence-based, drug-free approach to rehabilitation.

Source: Narconon.org

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