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Helping Your Child Avoid Tobacco, Drugs, and Alcohol

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Positive self-esteem, a supportive family, and positive role models help teens gain confidence to make good choices. Even young children have opinions about substance use. So start early to help your child learn the skills needed to avoid substance use.

Helping your teen say "no" to drugs and other substances

You can teach your teen these ways to say no if your teen is offered drugs.

Credits for Helping Your Child Avoid Tobacco, Drugs, and Alcohol

Current as of: November 8, 2021

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
John Pope MD - Pediatrics
Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine

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