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All parents worry about their children. Drugs and alcohol seem to be an unfortunate fact of life and you want to keep your children free from harm.

This page is designed to give you some tips on how to raise and discuss the issue of drugs and alcohol with your children.

  • Do's and Don’t's
  • Don’t force the issue
  • Do listen with an open mind
  • Do say what you believe
  • Do show that you care
  • Don't Preach
  • Don't use scare tactics

The following documents also provide a guide to parents with teenage children regarding drugs and alcohol.

Alcohol A parents Guide
Drugs Parent Guide
Survival Guide to Drinking
Young People, Sex and Alcohol