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Talk To Your Children About The Dangers Of Illicit Drugs And Alcohol - Healthy Tips For Your Teens

Medical News Today

Category: Alcohol/Addiction/Illegal Drugs News
Article Date: 02 Jan 2006

Drugs and alcohol are more available to teens than you may be aware. It can be difficult for your child to "just say no" to drugs and alcohol. Young people who don't know the facts about tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs are at greater risk of trying them. Your child may be interested in using drugs as a way to fit in or as a way to deal with the pressures of adolescence.

Build your child's self-esteem with praise and support for decisions. A strong sense of self-worth will help your child to say no to drugs and alcohol -- and mean it. Plan to discuss a wide variety of topics with your child including alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs and the need for peer-group acceptance. You're the best role model for your child, so avoid tobacco, alcohol abuse, or other drugs yourself.

Take a stand against drug issues -- your child will listen.

www.nida.nih.gov/parent-teacher.html

Tips from The US Surgeon General
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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