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NCJ Number: 186917 Find in a Library
Title: Keeping Youth Drug Free: A Guide for Parents, Grandparents, Elders, Mentors, and Other Caregivers
Corporate Author: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Admin (SAMHSA)
US Dept of Health and Human Services
United States of Americ
Date Published: October 2000
Page Count: 28
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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Admin (SAMHSA)
US Dept of Health and Human Services
1 Choke Cherry Road
Rockville, MD 20857
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Instructional Material
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Targeted to parents and guardians of 7- to 13-year-olds, this booklet provides them with guidelines for influencing their children and youth to remain drug-free, based on means of countering the typical reasons that youth begin and continue to use drugs.
Abstract: The booklet is divided into five sections, based on the reasons that youth give for using alcohol, tobacco, and illicit drugs, i.e., to feel grownup, to fit in and belong, to relax and feel good, to take risks and rebel, and to satisfy curiosity. Each section provides background information on each reason, information on how adults can keep youth from succumbing to the particular temptation to use drugs, exercises to share with children and youth, and suggested action steps. As a general principle, the booklet advises that young people are much less likely to use drugs when they have something positive to do and when caring adults are involved in their lives. Parents who talk to their children about what is happening in their lives are better able to guide their children toward more positive, skill-enhancing activities. Advice to parents is to participate in a child's positive activities and praise their accomplishments. A list of phrases of praise that sound authentic is provided. A list of 28 resource organizations and 13 Internet resources
Main Term(s): Juvenile delinquency prevention
Index Term(s): Drug prevention programs; Juvenile drug use; Parent education; Parental attitudes; Parental influence; Tobacco use; Underage Drinking
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