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Parents Underestimate Influence Over Teens' Substance Abuse: Survey

(5/28/2013)

Parents Underestimate Influence Over Teens' Substance Abuse: Survey
HealthDay News
May 24, 2013

About one in five parents think they have little control over whether their teens take up smoking, drinking or illicit drug use, a new U.S. government survey finds.  That's too bad, say experts at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), since new research shows that parents are actually one of the most influential forces helping to shape their child's views on these issues.  "Surveys of teens repeatedly show that parents can make an enormous difference in influencing their children's perceptions of tobacco, alcohol, or illicit drug use," said SAMHSA Administrator Pamela Hyde in a news release.

View the full article here: http://consumer.healthday.com/Article.asp?AID=676722


 


Keywords: parents, teens, influence, substance, abuse, survey, SAMHSA



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