The early teen years are not only a turbulent time for kids themselves, but also usher in a period of increased insecurity and need among parents when it comes to preventing teen drug and alcohol use, according to the 20th annual national study of parents released today by the Partnership for a Drug-Free America®. The study shows that as kids transition into teendom, their parents’ need for useful information and help talking about drugs and alcohol peaks. At the very same time, parents’ confidence in their ability to influence their teens’ decisions about drugs and alcohol begins to wane.
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Download PDF: Full Report: PATS Parents 2007