Studies have shown that after school during the five hours between 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. a large percentage of youth engage in risky behaviors when unsupervised by an adult. These risky behaviors may include experimenting with alcohol, drugs, sex and violence.
How can you help your child manage the big FIVE?
Positive Parenting Prevents Drug Use
The Partnership at Drugfree.org
Suspect Your Teen is Using Drugs or Drinking
Tips for Parents to Prevent or Reduce Youth Alcohol, Tobacco or Drug Use
Effects of Drugs on the Teen Brain from FCD Prevention Works
Talking With Teens About Illegal Drugs: How You Make a Difference
Educate Before You Medicate Parent Brochure
Getting High on Prescription Drugs and Over-the-Counter Drugs is Dangerous
Growing Up Drug-Free A Parents Guide to Prevention
Marijuana Facts Parents Need to Know
Prescription for Disaster- How Teens Abuse Medicine
Your Child Needs You! A guide to help your child lead a healthy drug-free life