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Teens and drugs: 5 tips for talking with your kids

By: Sharon Levy, MD, MPH, Contributor, and Siva Sundaram, BA, Contributor Parents of adolescents face a tough dilemma about substance use: we may want our children to be abstinent, but what do we do if they are not? The risks are high, as we’ve discussed in our blog about adolescent substance use and the developing brain. While parents can and should communicate clearly that non-use is the best decision for health, we simply can’t…

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