24. Just say no – please? Your teenager and drugs
If you think your child is using drugs, your natural reaction may be to panic.
But despite the media stories about teenagers taking drugs, getting addicted and overdosing, try to remember that for most youngsters, taking illegal drugs is not part of normal everyday life. Just because you find a roach, it doesn’t mean your daughter is a drug addict!
Nobody wants their teenager to take drugs. We tend to think about drugs education as telling our kids horror stories – and there are many – so they won’t take them. This is a valid viewpoint, but perhaps it is not the most helpful for your teen.
Although it is tempting to hide behind the idea that ‘all drugs are evil’, your teen needs to know the ...