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A Parent's Guide to the Legal Drugs Kids Are Using and Abusing

Ask The Expert: A conversation with Steve Pasierb, President and CEO fo the Partnership at Drugfree.org
BESAMRTBEWELL: Why are young people abusing prescription drugs?
STEVE PASIERB: Kids are coming to prescription drugs for very specific reasons...

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Living Without Drugs- Information for Parents

Start by building a good parent-child relationship. Show them that you care and that you are interested in what they do. Talk with your children, not at them, and keep the lines of communication open. Pay attention to what they are saying. You may not always have the answers...

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Communicate, Communicate, Communicate

Be alert. Pay attention to body language. A relaxed child smiles, will meet your eyes when talking to you and does not show obvious signs of nervousness. These signs may include shaking or tapping of feet, drumming fingers and hanging the head when speaking. Talk to the school guidance officer if you sense there is a problem.

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