A Message to Parents
Most parents will do just about anything to keep their children out of harm’s way – but communicating with them becomes more of a challenge as they get older. This is why it is crucial to talk to your kids about alcohol and drug abuse early on. It is a discussion that you MUST have – drug & alcohol abuse can ruin lives.
Each year, millions of young adults and teens try alcohol, marijuana, or other drugs for the first time. Most of them end up getting away with it without any real consequences. They don’t wreck their cars and they don’t develop a dependency right away. But a significant portion of them WILL – and the consequences can be detrimental.
The good news is that you CAN keep your children from becoming a statistic. This is done by simply being involved in their everyday lives. Engage in honest conversations with them and always practice what you preach.
The unfortunate reality is that some parents, despite their best efforts, WILL have a child who develops an addiction of some kind, whether it be drugs or alcohol. By no means does that imply that the parent or child has failed. Playing a role in the recovery of an addicted child is just one of the challenges many modern day parents have to face.