Parents Key to Prevention

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A new study concludes that parental involvement is more important than the school environment in preventing or limiting children’s use of alcohol or marijuana.  Dr. Toby Parcel at North Carolina State University states, “Parents play an important role in shaping the decisions their children make when it comes to alcohol and marijuana.”  Dr Parcel goes on to say, “To be clear, school programs that address alcohol and marijuana use are definitely valuable, but the bonds parents form with their children are more important. Ideally, we can have both.”  Click here to learn more about family and school social capital.

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