Families have certain
characteristics which increase the possibility that children will experiment
with or abuse alcohol and other drugs (AOD). These are called risk factors.
Some examples are:
Some examples of protective factors are: child protection and the decreasing of the likelihood of AOD abuse, family bonding, good parenting shared responsibilities, clear expectations, and quality time spent together.
Decreasing risk factors and increasing protective factored children can grow up in a healthier environment and learn to handle challenges without resorting to alcohol/drug abuse.
Can Parents Help
Being concerned about
the company that their children keep.
Being informed about prevention strategies to use at home to include role modeling, peer resistance techniques, involvement in healthy alternatives, and the establishment of a clear family policy with consequences concerning the use if alcohol and drugs.
For further information regarding alcohol, tobacco and other drugs contact FADAA at (850)878-2196, or visit the web site at www.fadaa.org
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