Chapter 7

How Do I Protect My Child From Drugs?

This is the important follow-up to Chapter 6: Why Do Some Kids Use Drugs? Here we offer suggestions for how parents can decrease those “risk” factors that can influence young people to use drugs. We also focus on how you can encourage protective factors and help your child to make healthy choices and decisions to promote his or her safety and well-being.

Even though it is impossible to control everything to ensure full and complete protection from drugs, prevention-smart parents can work to add as many protections as possible to a child's life and to the entire family.

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