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Few parents ever imagine that their child will grow up to do drugs, but drug usage among kids and teens is a stark reality. Drugs are everywhere — from big cities to small towns — and are used by people of all ages, races, and economic means.
Knowing what drugs are available, what they can do, and how they can affect someone is the first step in raising drug-free kids. The second step — and probably most important — is to talk to your child early and often about the dangers of drugs.
Click below to learn about some common drugs:
Drugs are chemicals that change the way a person’s body works. Some drugs help you feel better, but drugs also can harm you. Learn more in this article for kids.
There are many downsides to experimenting with prescription drugs. Find out more in this article for teens.
Just as you inoculate your kids against illnesses like measles, you can help “immunize” them against drug use by giving them the facts now.
Medicines can cure, stop, or prevent disease; ease symptoms; or help in the diagnosis of illnesses. This article describes different types of medications and offers tips on taking them.
Chugging cough medicine for an instant high is a dangerous, potentially deadly practice.
It’s not hard to find drugs, and sometimes it may seem like everyone’s doing them or wanting you to do them. But there are downsides (and dangers)Â to taking drugs.
Did you ever feel like another kid was trying to get you to do something you didn’t want to do? If so, you’ve felt peer pressure. Find out more in this article for kids.
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
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