10 Things Parents Can Do to Keep Their Kids Safe from Addiction



From the moment our children are born, keeping them safe is second nature: we hold them close as they get their first shots, teach them to look both ways before crossing the street, and help them develop healthy habits that will nurture them throughout their lives.

We hear very little, though, during the critical early years about how to protect our kids from the disease of addiction, despite the fact that addiction tends to begin in childhood: 90% of Americans with a substance use disorder began using substances before the age of 18. 

Parents and caregivers play a critical role in adolescents’ decisions about substance use, and our new toolkit hilights ten evidence-based strategies to build a strong foundation of health and wellness that will help guide our children throughout their lives.




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