Problem: Prevention among Families in Trouble
Families may be the greatest potential assets in drug abuse prevention. They also may be the greatest single source of problems. The first person to introduce a child to a drug often is a family member (e.g., see, Andrews, Hops, Ary, Tildesley, & Harris, 1993). This first source is not always a parent: Research indicates that the drug use or even drug advocacy of older siblings has an independent impact on juvenile drug use that is potentially more dramatic than the better-known experiences of children of substance abusers (see Brook, Whiteman, Gordon, & Brook, 1990). Even if no one in the family abuses drugs, parenting practices and attitudes about alcohol and drugs may contribute to future drug use (Weinberg, Dielman, Mandell, & Shope,1994).
KeywordsTransportation Cocaine Expense Defend Heroin
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