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Parents' Effects on Drug Use

Teens who learn a lot about the risks of drugs from their parents are up to 50% less likely to try drugs than are teens who learn nothing at home. Parents underestimate their children's exposure to illegal drugs: 

  • 51% of parents say that their teen has friends who use marijuana, but 68% of teens say they have friends who use marijuana From Partnership Attitude Tracking Study, 1999. 

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Last Updated 05.20.2002 | Email Parenting is Prevention | Privacy Policy