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.
More from the DEA:
DEA provides essential information about the harmful effects of illicit drug use through their educational materials and three websites:
- www.justthinktwice.com for teens
- www.getsmartaboutdrugs.com for parents, educators, and caregivers
- www.campusdrugprevention.gov for professionals in higher education