If Parents Enforce Rules, Kids are Less Likely to
The more frequently
clear rules are set and enforced for youths, the less likely
they are to use illicit drugs, according to data from the
2000-01 Parents' Resource Institute for Drug Education (PRIDE)
Overall, 25% of
youths reported using illicit drugs (primarily marijuana)
in the past year. However, youths who never had clear rules
set for them by their parents reported considerably higher
rates of past-year illicit drug use (44%) while youths who
had clear rules set for them "a lot" reported lower
illustrate the important role parents can play in preventing
drug use by their children.
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