Teenage drug and alcolhol use

Teen Drug and Alchohol Use - What influences kids?

I found this article on http://www.parent.drugfree.org and thought it might be of help to parents struggling to understand why teens get involved with drugs.

There is no single reason for teenage drug use and alcohol use. Dr. Neil I. Bernstein In How to Keep Your Teenager Out of Trouble and What to Do if You Can't,Dr. Neil I. Bernstein details some of the core issues and influences behind teenage drug and alcohol use. It’s important that you, as a parent, understand these reasons and talk to your kids about the dangers of drinking and using drugs.