How Do You Reduce Teen Substance Abuse?
Teenage substance abuse is a global problem, impacting families of every race, religion, income level, educational background and ethnic lineage. Preventing and reducing teen substance abuse is tricky. Although a community effort is required to ensure the greatest chances of success in dramatically reducing and preventing teens from abusing drugs and alcohol, there are many things that parents can do to assist their teens in making good choices. Reduce Your Teen’s Risk of Substance Abuse Step 1 Speak openly and honestly with your teenagers about drugs and alcohol. Do not lie to them or exaggerate the truth. Instead, be brutally honest and provide your teens with factual information about the dangers of drugs and alcohol. Be certain to talk with them about the legal ramifications of underage drinking, driving while intoxicated and using or possessing illegal drugs. Also talk with them about the physical and mental health issues that often result from drug and alcohol use. Step 2 Encoura