It's Never to Early to Educate Your Children About Drugs

I notice my surroundings.

I read the paper.

I listen to stories.

And I know, it's essential that you do everything you can to teach your children about the dangers of drugs particularly the opiates that are so easy to access at low cost. Opiates are addictive, death traps for so many.

Will I succeed at this desire to educate my own children and prevent their addiction? I hope so, but I am small in comparison to the lure and ease of the drugs out there.

Politicians are talking about this. The medical professionals are talking about this. Lawyers and police are talking about this, and at many a social event, I hear parents relaying their sad tales of drug addicted children and relatives.

I don't have the answers, but I do know that it's never too early to start educating your children about this issue. Read them the sad stories in the newspaper, and tell them the stories of drug-free success too. Keep the message alive, and foster positive endeavor. Be present, advocate for public support in this regard, and yes, keep your fingers crossed.

The drug problem is everyone's problem, and we all have to seek ways to diminish this somewhat silent crisis that crosses economic, gender, culture, and geographic boundaries.


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