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How can I prevent my child from becoming involved in drugs?

There is no sure way to prevent your child from using drugs but you can decrease the chances of it happening if you:

  • Maintain good communication with your child. Make sure they know they can talk to you if they have any concerns or issues.
  • Be interested in their activities and know who their friends are. Help with homework and give them lifts to and from sports and other activities.
  • Have open discussions with your child from a young age about drug use: what they would do if offered drugs
  • Inform yourself about drugs.
  • Praise and encourage healthy behaviour.
  • Set clear boundaries in your home.