Talking to kids about drugs does make a difference - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

2/26/09

Talking to kids about drugs does make a difference

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Studies have shown that when parents talk with their teens about the risk of using drugs they are much less likely to abuse them. 

That theory is confirmed again by a new study from the Partnership for a Drug Free America.  It finds 37 percent of teens say they have "learned a lot" about the risks of drugs from their parents.  That is an increase of 16 percent from the previous year. 

Even though marijuana is the most widely used drug among teens, the study shows marijuana use has declined by 30 percent over the past 10 years.

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