Research shows that kids who learn a lot about the risks of drugs and alcohol from their parents are up to 50% less likely to use. December’s podcast, presented by CIGNA and the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, presented practical advice on how to effectively communicate with your teens to help them avoid drugs and alcohol, including whether or not to bring up your own history with these substances.
Guests included Ameila Arria, PhD, Senior Scientist and adolescent and young-adult specialist at the Treatment Research Institute, and Director of the Center on Young Adult Health and Development at the University of Maryland, and Sandra Carcamo, mother of three and Parent Advisory Board (PAB) member of the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids. As a PAB member, Sandra provides firsthand knowledge and expertise to help review the usability and guide the development of our resources for parents.
Listen to the podcast here: