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Program That Involves Parents Can Help Reduce Teen Problem Behavior, Study Suggests

A program that provides feedback and skills training for parents can help reduce teen problem behavior, a new study has found. …

Liability Laws Make Parents Responsible for Underage Drinking in Their Home

Parents who allow their teens to have friends over to drink, thinking it’s a safe way to keep them off the roads, may be surprised to find they are subject to liability laws that make them vulnerable to lawsuits, fines and jail time. …

Experts Question Parents’ Use of At-Home Drug Tests for Teens

A growing number of parents are using at-home drug tests for their teens, even though some experts in adolescent drug use do not recommend them. …

Parents Influence Teens’ Decisions About Drunk or Drugged Driving, Study Finds

Teenagers whose parents drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs are far more likely to drive under the influence themselves compared with teens whose parents don’t drive after using drugs or alcohol, according to a new government study. …

Polls Finds Few Parents Believe Their Own Teens Are Drinking or Smoking Marijuana

A new national poll finds few parents believe their own teenagers have used alcohol or marijuana in the past year. The findings stand in stark contrast to another national poll that found a much higher percentage of self-reported substance use among teens. …

Parents’ Drinking May Increase Risk of Children’s Driving Under the Influence

Teens whose parents drink are more likely to drive under the influence (DUI) when they are adults compared with children with non-drinking parents, a new study suggests. The study found the risk of DUI was increased even if parents’ drinking was moderate. …

Parents Urged to Talk to Teens About Alcohol as Prom Season Nears

With prom and graduation season nearing, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), in conjunction with other groups, is proclaiming April 21 “PowerTalk21 Day” to encourage parents and teens to talk about alcohol. …

National Study Confirms Teen Drug Use Trending in Wrong Direction

Following a decade of steady declines, a new national study released today indicates that teen drug and alcohol use is headed in the wrong direction, with marked increases in teen use of marijuana and Ecstasy over the past three years. …