Prevention Starts with Parents
As a parent, you have a major impact on your child's decision not to use tobacco, alcohol, and drugs.
Prevention starts when you start talking with, and listening to, your child.
Help your child make good choices and good friends.
Teach your child different ways to say “No!”
Drugs, including tobacco and alcohol, are easily available to children and adolescents. As a parent, you have a major impact on your child's decision not to use drugs.
Most likely, children in grade school have not begun to use alcohol, tobacco, or any other kind of drug. That is why grade school is a good time to start talking about the dangers of drug use. Prepare your child for a time when drugs may be offered.