Parents Must Start at Home to Combat Drug Abuse


Many parents don't think they children are at risk of drug addiction, but they need to be more aware of what can start in the home:

"A new survey showing that many Canadian parents are in the dark about their teenagers' drug use comes as little surprise.

Parents are often among the last to know what their children get up to. And that's been true since time immemorial.

Nor is it really surprising that between one-third and one-half of kids aged between 15 and 19 reported using marijuana in the past year, according to the survey commissioned by the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse.

For years now, pro-pot zealots such as Marc Emery have made marijuana seem like a "cool" thing for youth to use.

No, what's more shocking is the increasing number of kids who admit to taking prescription drugs, most of which they obtain from home.

These are drugs like OxyContin, a highly addictive painkiller used by a number of local gangsters and such international celebrities as actress Lindsay Lohan and radio personality Rush Limbaugh."

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