TIPS FOR PARENTS
|Establish family rules that make the use of drugs non-negotiable.
|Educate yourself about drugs so you can talk informatively with your children and answer their questions.
|Since peer pressure is a major factor in teen drug use, know your children’s friends.
|Talk with other parents. Try to establish uniform rules that make access to drugs harder for your children.
|Curfew times, spending money and privileges are topics worth discussing with other mums and dads – be united !
If problems arise, try to seek advice and help from someone both you and your child respect and can relate to. Local drug and alcohol agencies will advertise their phone numbers in the local newspaper or at the library. If you have a computer use Google to find them – they will always give advice confidentially.