Shock, guilt, disbelief … just some of the emotions parents feel when they find out their child is using illegal drugs. If you want to avoid this in your own home, I have a secret that can help – talking to your teen.
You may be surprised, but teenagers really do care what their parents think. And they listen – even if they don’t outwardly show it. Studies show kids are less likely to abuse any substance when they know their parents would strongly disapprove.
A simple conversation can help them make better choices, stand by their convictions, and say NO to peer pressure. If you’re looking for the right time to talk to your child about drugs, how about now? Don’t let an opportunity go up in smoke.
Here are some of my other blogs on teens, drugs, and addiction:
- Study links excessive texting among teens to alcohol, sex, and drugs
- Teen pot use linked to psychosis
- Generation Rx: Could your teens be abusing prescription drugs?
- Marijuana causes brain changes similar to those in schizophrenia
- Could frequent tanning bed use become addicting?
- Smoking pot hastens onset of mental illness
- Study says smoking marijuana may have long-lasting effects on brain development
BTW, you can listen to the podcast of this news story here.
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