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Keeping Youth Drug Free

Posted by on October 10th, 2017 Posted in: Children and Teens

By the time most children reach pre-school age, they have observed adults smoking and or drinking alcohol. By the time they begin attending elementary school, they have been exposed to illegal drugs and by the time they enter their teens, many will have already used an illegal substance. Children, including teens, do not have the maturity or the brain development to understand the long term consequences of using drugs. Parents want to help their children succeed in life. It is important to talk to your children about drugs and their effects. Need some suggestions on how to do that?

“Keeping Youth Drug Free” is a SAMHSA resource guide for parents offers advice on keeping children substance free. Review statistics about adolescent substance use, and learn tips on good communication. The guide also features substance facts and case studies for additional insight.

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Carolyn Martin is the Consumer Health Coordinator for the NNLM Pacific Northwest Region. She works with various libraries and community organizations to increase health literacy in their communities.

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