Growing Up Drug Free: A Parent’s Guide to Prevention


DEA partnered with the U.S. Department of Education to update this publication that was last revised in 2012. This 40-page booklet offers information to help parents and other caregivers raise drug-free children. The guide includes an overview of substance use among youth; descriptions of substances young people may use; a look at risk factors that may make kids more vulnerable to trying and using drugs, and protective factors to offset those risks; suggestions for how to talk to children about drugs, regardless of their age; and tips on what to do if you suspect your child is using alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs.

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Date: 2017
Format: Toolkit, Resource Guide
Audience: Prevention Professionals, Educators, Parents, Family
Population Group: Young Adults, Youth/Teens
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