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Drug and alcohol abuse are among the biggest worries parents face today.

But do you know how important you are in preventing your child from going down that dangerous path?


We all know someone who has experienced the pain and tragedy of substance abuse or addiction, and we long to keep our children safe from such harm. Sometimes we feel powerless in the face of the many temptations our children are likely to encounter. But Dr. Joseph Lee, Medical Director of Hazelden’s Center for Youth and Families, joins Marti & Erin to bring strong words of hope about the power of the messages you give your children about drugs and alcohol. And even if your child is still just a tot, it’s never too soon to think about the messages you are sending in words and actions!


Thinking about the risk factors mentioned in this ME discussion, what are the risks that could make your child especially vulnerable to substance abuse? Even if there are no notable risks in your child or your family, what are the social situations that might tempt your child to make unwise choices about substance abuse? Please share your thoughts in our REPLY space!

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