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For Parents

Educating your kids about alcohol and other drugs isn’t always easy. As children grow and develop, so do their social and environmental influences, increasing their chances of drug use. As a parent you are the ‘front line defence’ against the pressures your children face to experiment with substances. While it is important to talk to your kids and set expectations about substance use, it is essential to set a good example for them. Drug education needs to start young. Talk to your kids.

Resources to help with talking to your kids:

Parent Action on Drugs

Talk about Drugs – Peel Region

Strategies for parents to prevent underage drinking

Videos

Sobering stats on youth and alcohol

Alcohol and the Teenage Brain