Chapter 10

What to Do if My Teenager is Using Drugs

Parents have the most important and powerful influence on a teenager's health habits and you play an important role when it comes to steering your teenager to get professional help if that is needed. The influence of a parent occurs not only in what you say as a parent but also in how you behave. In this light, it is important for prevention-smart parents to show a positive example, which is one of the most powerful forms of communicating with adolescents.

Remember, the #1 task of teenagers is to make parents doubt themselves!

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