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parents in prevention

Parents and families make all the difference when it comes to keeping kids safe from substance abuse.

Research shows that many students do not drink alcohol or use other drugs because they do not want to disappoint their parents. The positive influence of strong parental support in making healthy decisions has been long stated by research. The Partnership at Drugfree.org contends that when children are taught the risks of substance use by their parents, these young people are up to half less likely to experience problems with addiction later in life.

Engaging Families in Effective Substance Abuse Prevention

How to Prevent Alcohol and Other Drug Use at Every Age

The Social Norms Approach to Parent Education