Is there a way out?

This website aims to offer you, wherever you are, ways to prevent drug use (including alcohol and tobacco) by your children. A major focus is the use of clear, positive communication between you and your children.

The chapters focus on issues linked to youth drug use, including:

Strengthen your efforts to raise a healthy child by trying to help to prevent their involvement with drugs.

We have tried to offer the information in a way that speaks to parents of all cultures. If we have fallen short of this goal, we apologize. But we invite everyone to think about what we have to say and to consider our suggestions and approaches to help you raise a child that will thrive and avoid the harm that drugs can cause.

What is the age of your children?

  • Age 1 to 10: Your child is probably too young to be involved with alcohol and other drugs yet. Our website will help you to be a prevention-smart parent.

  • Age 11 to 15: Your child is in the years when drug experimentation or use may begin. We will help you become a prevention-smart parent. If your child is already experimenting with or is beginning to use drugs, we have a chapter for you.

  • Age 16 and older: Some teens in this group may experiment with or use drugs. We will help you to be a prevention-smart parent. If your child is experimenting or using, Chapter 10: What To Do If My Teenager Is Using Drugs may help.