How parents can prevent drug abuse and addiction

Adapted from a presentation

Even if your child is not predisposed to addiction or drug abuse, one of his or her friends is likely to be. Creating a culture of prevention starts in your home. These are just a few steps to minimize the risk in your family.

This is not a “cure” for those who have the disease but helps prevent those who are from not becoming addicted early which increases their risk of early death

Understanding the current culture

Normalization of drugs – It’s important to recognize that drugs are normalized in our current culture.

Those of use …