Children can be our greatest source of joy, but if they venture into alcohol or drugs during this critical period of brain development, their happy future may take a nosedive, and your nightmare begins.
45% of kids who start drinking at age 13 will become alcohol dependent. And 67% of those who drink before age 15 will go on to use hard drugs. 85% of crimes in Canada can be linked to alcohol or drug misuse. It’s quite unfortunate that addictions cost our country billions of dollars every year.
As teen alcohol use increases so do delinquency, depression, school failure, teen pregnancy and fetal alcohol syndrome. Tragically, one in every 12 children in North America now lives with an addicted parent. This isn’t fun for parents or kids, but there’s a wonderful and simple solution.
Research shows parents who are trained in bonding, setting boundaries and monitoring kids’ activities, can prevent most teen alcohol and drug abuse, enabling the …