ERIC Number: ED456358
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Parents/Families and Substance Abuse. Technical Assistance Packet.
Join Together, Boston, MA.
Children's experience at home is the largest single factor in whether or not they will have a drug or alcohol problem early in life. The best prevention program for many people at risk is to make sure their addicted family member receives appropriate treatment. Several steps need to take place to enhance the family's role in preventing alcohol or drug addiction. Family environments must be created where it is unacceptable to be drunk or high on drugs. Family members must face the fact that another member has an alcohol problem. Adults must model what they want youth to become. This paper provides suggestions to help communities address substance abuse in families and communities. It contains a list of national organizations, publications, and the names of community leaders with an expertise in parenting. It also contains stories of how some communities have responded to this problem. (Contains 10 resources.) (JDM)
Descriptors: Alcohol Abuse, Child Rearing, Children, Community Action, Family Environment, Family Influence, Parent Child Relationship, Prevention, Substance Abuse
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Join Together, Boston, MA.