Substance abuse is a choice that kids often make thinking that “just one time” won’t hurt anything. But you don’t know if it will or not. Nobody takes his first drink or his first hit intending to become an addict, intending to become a slave to it. Role-play with your child some different scenarios and talk about how to stand firm on a decision for a substance-free life.
See the other posts in this series: When Role Models Fall
Owning Your Behavior.
Living with Consequences.
Emulating Good Mentors.
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