Parents have more influence over their child than friends, music, TV, the Internet and celebrities.
Kids who learn a lot about the risks of drugs and alcohol from their parents are up to 50% less likely to use than those who do not.
Who’s the most powerful influence in your
child’s life? You, that’s who.
One in four teens has misused or abused a prescription drug at least once in their lifetime. The Medicine Abuse Project is a multi-year campaign that brings together families, communities, industry, health care professionals, educators, law enforcement and government officials to tackle this epidemic. Please join us in preventing 500,000 teens from abusing medicine over the next five years.
Inside The Parent Toolkit you’ll find practical advice for guiding your child toward a healthy life at every age. Parenting and health experts as well as real parents share the latest tips and tools for raising drug-free kids.
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Our Spanish-language web resource and educational campaign helps parents have frequent conversations with their kids about the risks of drug and alcohol use.
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Feel like there’s little you can do to change your teen’s behavior? Here are 6 research-supported parenting practices to set you on the right path.
How many teens are abusing prescription drugs — and why? And what can parents do to prevent this risky behavior? Find answers to these questions and more in this fact sheet.
¿Coca, cristal, pirujas, triple C… conoces las drogas que se encuentra su hijo adolescente en su vida cotidiana? Nuestra guía de drogas muestra las 13 drogas principales que son comúnmente abusadas por adolescentes, incluyendo sus nombres comunes, fotos, los efectos de las drogas y signos de abuso.
Our research shows that many teens know more than their parents are about drugs – especially about the abuse of emerging drugs, such as prescription (Rx) and over-the-counter (OTC) medicines. So by talking to your kids about the dangers of drug use, you can help keep them drug free.
Every day, 2500 teenagers use a prescription drug to get high for the first time. The good news is there are steps you can take to protect your kids from prescription drug abuse.
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Blow, Crank, Dex, Vike…do you know the drugs in your teen’s world? Our Drug Guide shows the top 13 drugs most commonly abused by teens — including their street names, photos, drug effects and signs of abuse.
Find out why it’s dangerous for teen athletes to experiment with performance enhancing substances such as steroids, stimulants and HGH — and learn what you can do to discourage your young athlete from using them.
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A Parent’s Guide to the Teen Brain explores the science behind teenage brain development and how it shapes normal teenage attitude and behavior. Find video clips, role-playing tools and practical advice from experts — all designed to help you connect with your teen.
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Grandparents can help keep their grandkids healthy and drug-free. Find out how to better communicate with your teenage grandchild; learn about the latest drugs; and discover how you can keep your grandchild healthy.
The fact that you’ve had experience may actually be an advantage. This free poster offers 12 simple, direct tips to help you