Partnership at Drugfree.org joined forced with Philadelphia-based Treatment Research Institute (TRI) to help parents and caregivers to prevent drug and alcohol use in teens and young adolescents. According to MarketWatch.com, the “Six Components of Effective Parenting,” based in scientific research, and is comprised of how-to parenting tips organized around six principles to help parents and caregivers play an active role in preventing substance abuse. This new tool has come from the collaboration, and offers a lot of good information for parents.
Research shows that kids who learn about the risks of drugs from their parents are 50% less likely to try drugs and alcohol. They hope that this will become a tool, based in scientific research and put to good use.
Parents can rest assured that the tips on this website are based in scientific research, as well as offering ways for parents to interact with their children on the subject of substance abuse. According to the Partnership for Drugfree.org, 90% of addictions start in the teenage years.
The Partnership is dedicated to helping families solve the problem of substance abuse among teens and adolescents. They aim to be able to prevent, intervene, and provide resources for treatment for families dealing with these issues. The hope is that this will be an additional resource to help reach their goal.