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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

dealing with teens

latest news about teens and deug use,
from about.com/alcoholism;

Not only is use rising, but a key belief about the degree of risk associated with marijuana use has been in decline among young people even longer, and the degree to which teens disapprove of use of the drug has recently begun to decline. Changes in these beliefs and attitudes are often very influential in driving changes in use."

The number of teens using any illicit drug also increased over the past two years, but that increase was fueled by the increase in marijuana use, which is by far the most widely used illicit drug.

The latest MTF study indicated the following illicit drug use:

  • 15 percent of 8th graders
  • 29 percent of 10th graders
  • 37 percent of 12th graders
just when we thought the message was getting through
the reality is, that kids are going to do what the other kids
are doing.

no amount of DARE or warnings from parents will
make a serious impact.

peer pressure will always exist
curiosity is also a powerful force

all we can do is educate, and be powers of example.



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1 comments:

~ Tabitha ~ said...

Yes and always remind our kids we believe in them.Even if and when they do get into drugs - we can let them know you are there to help them out.Not enable of course,
but help and support and love them.

I've been there.

 
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