Tips For Parents

  • Establish family rules that make it clear that drug use will not be tolerated.
  • Educate yourself about drugs, so you can talk informatively with your children and answer their questions.
  • Spend time with your children listening to their concerns and showing how much you love and care for them.
  • Recognize that you are their most important role model.
  • Because peer pressure is a major factor in teen drug use, know your children's friends.
  • Talk with other parents.
  • Try to establish uniform rules that make access to drugs harder, such as curfew and the amount of spending money they receive.
  • Teach them about the many positive alternatives to drug use.