BE A ROLE MODEL
Teens watch their parents. Your example helps to guide their choices.
BE CLEAR ABOUT YOUR EXPECTATIONS
The most common reason young people give for not using alcohol and drugs is not wanting to harm their relationship with adults in their lives.
SET LIMITS AND FOLLOW THROUGH
Teens whose parents set clear rules and follow through with consequences are less likely to use alcohol and other drugs.
BE INVOLVED IN YOUR KID’S LIFE
Teens are much less likely to use drugs when parents are involved in their lives.
HELP YOUR TEEN BECOME WELL-ROUNDED
Teens who participate in community service and extracurricular activities are less likely to be involved with drugs and alcohol.
ENCOURAGE YOUR TEEN TO TRY HARD IN SCHOOL
Teens that perform well in school are less likely to become involved with alcohol and drugs.
It takes a village. Teens that have support from a variety of adults are less likely to use alcohol and other drugs.