Teach Your Teen to Stand Up to Peer Pressure

Last Updated: Friday, September 29, 2017

While you might have talked to your kids at length about the dangers of drug use, it’s still normal for most teen or pre-teens to want to fit in with their peers.

Having a genuine relationship with your teen is a key component of any drug prevention strategy.  But here are a few other ways you can help your child withstand the peer pressure to use drugs.

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