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Making Connections Between Parenting Practices and Adolescent Substance Use

01 Jun 2018

What can parents do to delay, reduce, or entirely prevent their children's smoking, drinking, and drug use behaviors? This is the basic question underlying much of the research investigating the connections between parental characteristics, actions, and behaviors and substance use in their children. That parental own alcohol, tobacco, and drug use are associated with significant risks for these outcomes in their children is fairly well-understood [1–6]. However, from a preventive standpoint, it would be more useful to know whether, and if so how, parents could provide positive and protective influences against such developmental trajectories.

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