Why prevent or delay alcohol and other drug use?

Your child’s brain is developing into their mid-twenties, and alcohol and other drug use can negatively affect this development.

Possible risks associated with alcohol and other drug use for youth include:

Problems at school and with making good decisions Memory Problems emotions with dealing Difficulty the law Trouble with Injuries addiction Dependence/ problems health Mental

Here are some strategies for preventing or delaying alcohol and other drug use:

  • Know what’s going on in your child’s life
  • Develop open and regular communication
  • Set expectations and consequences together
  • Be a positive role model
  • Build a close and caring relationship
  • Don’t provide alcohol or other drugs


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