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Addiction and Substance Abuse

Raising a Healthy Family

How can I keep my kids from drugs and risky sexual behavior?

That's what every parent wants to know. Wise parents know that it's important to protect their children from alcohol, tobacco, other drugs and risky sex. Some parents think there's not much they can do, but that's not true. What YOU say is very powerful in your child's life.

First, some facts . . .

 

Why do kids engage in risky behavior?

What can I do?

Here are some tips to help you help your youngsters avoid risky behavior:

 

This material was developed by the TRUE Family Program, Department of Family Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, and adapted for use on NetWellness with permission, 2011.

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Last Reviewed: Jun 16, 2011

Sybil K Marsh, MD, MA Sybil K Marsh, MD, MA
Associate Professor of Family Medicine
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University