NIH launches new tool for parents to help keep kids drug-free – 2
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters, I’m Joe Balintfy. Parents have a new online resource to help keep their children drug-free. Dr. Gaya Dowling at the NIH says parents need to help their kids understand the dangers of drugs so she recommends the Family Checkup website.
Dowling: It’s a tool for parents that provides them with some questions that they can think about how they interact with their children to prevent substance abuse among their kids.
Narrator: The Family Checkup online resource for parents has information on a variety of skills they can use to improve the way they handle certain situations with their teens. For more information, including videos, visit www.drugabuse.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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