1. Keep your pre-teen in structured activities. Boredom and free time foster teenage alcohol and drug abuse.
2. Encourage goals. Having goals and doing well is school is associated with less drug and alcohol abuse.
3. Educate your pre-teen about the dangers of teenage substance abuse including avoiding drinking and driving, the risk of alcohol poisoning, and the effects of alcohol as well as marijuana on the developing brain (hurts memory and attention).
4. Try to eat dinner almost every night as a family. Frequent dinners is associated with less teenage substance abuse. It is a way to keep a pulse on what is going on in your pre-teen’s life.
Early prevention can make a big difference is discouraging teenage drug and alcohol abuse. It is very very important for parents to play an active role in prevention of teenage substance abuse. If you follow these 4 tips, you may literally be saving your teen’s life. Addiction is truly that dramatic.
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