No matter where children grow up or who their friends are, nearly all of them are confronted at some time or another by friends with bad ideas, ways of testing limits, getting in trouble and doing things they'll regret later.
Be a role model of the person you want your kid to be. What stronger anti-drug message is there?
Among the most common drug-related questions asked of parents is: "Did you ever use drugs?"
Teens who learn anti-drug messages at home are 42% less likely to use drugs.
Many parents are concerned about pro-drug messages on TV or in movies and music. Some parents choose to restrict their children's access to media content and tell them why.
Make your position clear when it comes to dangerous substances like alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. Don't assume that your children know where you stand.
Research shows that young people are less likely to use tobacco, alcohol and other drugs if their parents set clear rules about not doing so.