Teens are getting the message

Teens are getting the message

Teens are getting the message. Not long ago, even teens that never used drugs felt that most of the cool kids did. The 12th annual survey conducted by Partnership for a Drug-Free America, released November 1999, found that 40 percent of teens felt “really cool” kids did not use drugs.

By comparison, only 35 percent of those surveyed in 1998 agreed with that statement. The tide appears to be turning.

Communicating with our teens and preteens (listening even more than talking) can accelerate this wonderful trend.

Dr. Alan Greene

Dr. Greene is the founder of DrGreene.com (cited by the AMA as “the pioneer physician Web site”), a practicing pediatrician, father of four, & author of Raising Baby Green & Feeding Baby Green. He appears frequently in the media including such venues as the The New York Times, the TODAY Show, Good Morning America, & the Dr. Oz Show.

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