Drug and alcohol addiction are critical health issues that cause untold harm, not only for those addicted but also for their family members and loved ones. Furthermore, these problems are skyrocketing in prevalence, creating serious public health emergencies for the American people.
Parents can play a huge role in whether or not their kids experiment with drugs and alcohol. How can they make a positive difference in their children's lives when it comes to preventing substance abuse?
Education is the most effective preventive tool for stopping our youth from ever experimenting with substances. But why is education so effective in halting drug experimentation before it even occurs? And how can we better educate our youth on drugs and alcohol?
Our Deputy Executive Director for Production Sam Hobson did a drug education lecture this past week at a middle school in the heart of LA off Crenshaw Boulevard. These kids were so bright and had such potential.
Americans start abusing drugs at earlier ages than citizens from other countries do. We should consider that this might be why we have more addicts. Recreational drug use in one’s teen years ends up becoming a full-on addiction in one’s adult years.