Strong Family Relationships Can Prevent Alcohol and Drug Use Among Teens
This two-page tip sheet identifies ways parents and caregivers can develop positive relationships with children and teens, and provides approaches for talking with them to prevent alcohol and drug use. It discusses the need for parents to educate themselves about drugs and alcohol, the importance of having a close relationship with their child, and the need for open communication. The document outlines ways parents can set rules and expectations, be a strong leader for the family, and promote good decision-making skills in children.
The Karen translation was reviewed by staff at the Karen Chemical Dependency Taskforce of Minnesota.