These descriptive tips provide research-based guidance to help reduce the likelihood that your child will drink, use drugs, or engage in other risky behaviors. Six […]
Substance use disorders are best addressed with a full continuum of care, starting with wellness and prevention. Parents and caregivers play a monumental role in their child’s life and their use of substances. Parents are encouraged to maintain open communication and involvement with their children and teenage children from an early age, so doors are open when serious conversations are necessary. There are effective methods that support preventing drug and alcohol use.
This free application for your smart phone or computer helps you plan and practice conversations with your child about drinking. It provides real life scenarios […]
Many well-intentioned parents think that letting their child drink in their home will, in the long-run, teach them how to drink responsibly and will prevent […]
This resource presents five questions that highlight parenting skills that are important in preventing the initiation and progression of drug use among youth.
This in-depth article will provide you with information about common risk factors that may contribute to teen substance use, negative consequences that may result from […]
This resource provides insight into the book, How to Raise A Drug-Free Kid, authored by the founder of the National Center on Addiction and Substance […]
As part of an initiative to prevent half a million teens from starting to abuse medicine, the Medicine Abuse Project makes available toolkits to help […]
By outlining the benefits of talking to your child about drinking at an early age as the first step towards preventing them from initiating alcohol […]