Monday, December 9, 2013

When Parents Talk about Prescription Drug Abuse, Kids Listen (Even If They Pretend Not To)

From Children's Safety Network
In the age of smartphones, teens are so immersed in media that it may seem hard to get their attention. SAMHSA recently found that one in five parents of teens didn’t think they had much influence on whether their teen used substances. Even worse, one in ten parents of teens hadn’t spoken to their child about substance use within the past year.

The thing is – parents actually do play a huge role in whether their children end up abusing substances. Kids who learn about the dangers of prescription drug abuse from their parents were significantly less likely to use substances than those who did not.

Click here to read the blog post and see the infographic from Promote Prevent