There are many different types of campaigns that are on for preventing drug abuse and the first step towards preventing drug abuse starts from educating the teens about the drugs and their ill effects.
Not only the parents, but teachers along with health care professionals need to reiterate the dangers of drug abuse.
A message not only needs to be sent out to the teens that drug abuse is not something irreparable, it can actually be prevented. The teens just have to refrain from drug abuse. The parents should educate themselves about drug abuse and its relevant information and try and pass on the same to their children.
Having said about communication, the parents need to maintain good communication with their children. It is important for the parents to be involved in their children’s lives and support their activities and help them manage their problems. This way they will not feel the need to turn to anyone or anything else when they are feeling low and down because by being there for them, the parents are just being more supportive and understanding, thereby eliminating the need for external support or means like drugs.
Friends play a very strong role in the formation of habits in our children. Hence it is important that they don’t fall in bad company. This again is the responsibility of the friends, to check the friends of their children, to meet their families etc.
One more important thing is that the parents need to be a positive role model for their children; after all it is from the parents that the children learn everything.
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