Teens Report “Learning a Lot” About Risks of Drug Use From Parents
Good news and more motivation for parents to engage in conversation with their kids about drug/alcohol use!
Partnership for a Drug-Free America announced the findings from the
2008 Partnership Attitude Tracking Study, (PATS) which revealed the
first major increase in the number of teens who reported “learning a
lot” about the risks of drugs from their parents. The study shows that
37 percent of teens reported learning a lot about the risks of drugs
from their parents, a significant 16 percent increase from the previous
year and the first major increase since the inception of the study.
Research consistently shows that teens who learn a lot about the risks
of drugs at home are up to 50 percent less likely to use, yet many
parents have difficulty talking with their kids about drugs and
Source: The Partnership for a Drug-Free America