As a parent, how do you find a teen drug prevention strategy that actually sinks in?
We don’t have to tell you that adolescent drug and alcohol abuse is a rising problem. In fact, some medical experts have called teen drug use the greatest single health issue in the United States.
As a father, sometimes I don’t know exactly how to reach my kids. There are times when I feel if I don’t say what I need to in a text or hashtag, I’m not going to get through.
Our children live in a world in which they’re bombarded with messages, coming at them instantly from every angle.
I can’t help but worry that the right ones won’t get through all the noise. I know this concern is shared among many parents — particularly with regard to alcohol and drug abuse. With social media exacerbating the glamorization of substance abuse in traditional media, how do we make sure positive messages still get through?
We need to find the right opportunities to talk about how we can help push prevention messages to our children. And I’m not talking about shoving images of the effects of drugs and alcohol into their faces...read more.