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commonsense methods to keep young
here Usage levels still remain high. , although recent studies show an important decline in illegal
drug use among American youth
Usage levels still remain high, although recent studies show an important decrease in illegal drug
use among American youth. In 2004 alone, 21.5 percent of eighth-graders, 39.8 percent of 10thgraders and 51.1 percent of 12th-graders reported having an illegal drug some time in their
lifetimes, based on the Monitoring the Future Survey done by the University of Michigan's Institute
for Social Research.
Oikos Game 3: The Important Thing to Success, for example, is an entertaining and challenging
board game that delivers an area for families to speak about sensitive and painful issues like drug
use. Players discover ways to set goals, solve dilemmas and improve communication skills.
* Keep tabs on your youngster. Know where your child is, and why she or he is there, all the time.
Also, enroll your son or daughter in activities. According to the White House Office of National
Drug Control Policy, adolescents with unsupervised time are 3 times more likely to use drugs.
Even when your child's school offers a program to show students about the dangers of drugs,
parents remain the initial line-of defense. The following tips from Oikos Worldwide, which
develops activities that teach kiddies emotional skills and individual development, will help you
handle this sensitive situation with your child.
* Get to know colleagues. Communicate your concern if a friend is apparently a bad effect.