Objective: Articulate six ways in which parents can interact with teens to prevent ATOD use

One of the best ways to prevent alcohol, tobacco, and other drug (ATOD) use is through a strong prevention message transmitted from parent to child. Numerous prevention websites targeted to parents give valuable prevention tips. It is important to be familiar with websites, especially those of local prevention organizations working in your area. They may be independent organizations like the Partnership for a Drug free America, they may be attached to a local substance abuse treatment center, or they may be operated through the local Public Health Department.

  • Search the Internet for a prevention website. If possible select a prevention program in your area ( Cleveland, Ohio )that has information for parents.
  • Prepare to share in discussion your findings and articulate six ways parents can interact with teens to prevent ATOD use. Cite your resources.