I quoted this from the link you posted Dr. Keller~
“Preventing substance abuse among teens is primarily a Mom and Pop operation,” noted Califano. “It is inexcusable, that so many parents fail to appropriately monitor their children, fail to keep dangerous prescription drugs out of the reach of their children and tolerate drug infected schools. The parents who smoke marijuana with children should be considered child abusers. By identifying the characteristics of problem parents we seek to identify actions that parents can take—and avoid—in order to become part of the solution and raise healthy, drug-free children.”
In my opinion!
Seems a great percentage of suburban parents & school system & the children themselves in my community just don't get it they seem to like to deny this entire drug issue.
YES THIS IS SO WRONG!
I do understand that an addict will do what ever it takes, lie, cheat steal, manipulate ~ to get what they want - some are predisposed to this disease ~ yes theses issues start at home ~ some things are out of the control of parents, teachers & friends.
Sometimes you have to set them free to follow their own path with hopes that they make the right choices.
Great article - thank you for posting!
- I lost my child due to this tragedy that has hit our community!
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
This and the last post are like guest blogging that the big guys do: