How To Protect Your Children From Drugs

How To Protect Your Children From Drugs

How To Protect Your Children From Drugs

Eleven million American adolescents and young adults ages 12-29 need help with drug and alcohol problems; 9 million of these are between the ages of 12-25. (2009 National Study on Drugs and Health); 90% of the nearly 2 million adolescents who need help with drug and alcohol problems are not getting the help they need. (2008 National Study on Drugs and Health.)

A shock to most parents – research and real life studies reveal that parents play the biggest role and are the single most critical factor in determining delinquency, youth violence, and drug abuse; yes, even greater than environmental community factors.

Research also reveals that boys who had very low self-esteem in the sixth or seventh grade were 1.6 times more likely to meet the criteria for drug dependence nine years later than other children. It has been revealed that the root causes of the youth’s behavior is the result of the relational conflict within his/her family.

What can parents do to protect their children from drugs and help children who have fallen victim to drugs?

Human Behavior Expert and SRTT Therapist, Patrick Wanis PhD joins Aaron Huey from Fire Mountain Sober Living Home for Teens in Colorado as they explore the link between parents, children, the community and drugs.

Aaron Huey is considered one of the world‘s leading experts in the empowerment of children and families. He has been working with children and parents for over 15 years. His Fire Mountain Sober Living Boys Home is a complete Interruption-Intervention-Integration program. Teens who join this program get the skills to get their lives back on track.

Patrick Wanis PhD and Aaron Huey also reveal:

How parents affect children and their behavior

What parents can do to positively affect their children rather than infect them

How to build a strong relationship within the family 

What steps to take to help your children break the drug habit and recover to live a productive and happy life

Click here to listen to the interview.

 

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