Drugs & Your Family

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School Failure

The associations between substance use, academic failure and dropout are strong and well recognized among researchers and educators who study adolescent substance use.

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Talking to Your Child When You Suspect Drug Use

Do you think your teen may be using drugs? Here are six tips on how to have a discussion.

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Why do Teens Use Drugs?

The teen years are often a time to explore and learn more about themselves as they approach adulthood. Often, this involves experimenting and testing their boundaries. The desire to do something new or risky is a normal part of teen development.

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What’s Happening in Your Child’s School

Youth are using, buying, and selling drugs on school campuses and at school events in middle schools and secondary schools. Find out how your school is handling this problem.

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Social Media: Understanding a Teen's World

If you have a teen in your life, you're probably well aware that social media takes up a lot of their time.

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Drugged Driving—What You Should Know

Driving while drugged can impair a person's ability to drive a car. Learn more about this dangerous activity.

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Signs of Drug Use

Teens are known to have mood swings. However, some behavior may indicate more serious issues, such as abuse of drugs and alcohol. Here are some of the warning signs of drug use.