The Partnership at Drugfree.org Launches New Parent Resource to Help Prevent Adolescent Drug and Alcohol Abuse

Science-Based Tool Combines Parenting Principles into Action-Oriented Resource

NEW YORK, March 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Partnership at Drugfree.org, in collaboration with Philadelphia-based Treatment Research Institute (TRI), has released a new tool to help parents and caregivers prevent adolescent drug and alcohol problems.

The"Six Components of Effective Parenting,"based in scientific research, is the product of a new Parents Translational Research Center – a collaborative effort of The Partnership at Drugfree.org and TRI. The resource is comprised of "how-to" parenting tips organized around six principles specifically designed for parents, guardians and other caregivers who need to play an active role in helping prevent substance abuse in their families. Research consistently shows that kids who learn a lot about the risks of drugs from their parents are up to 50 percent less likely to use than those who do not get that critical message at home.

"This is the latest product of our collaboration with the Treatment Research Institute, but the first to be developed as part of the Parents Translational Research Center," said Steve Pasierb, President and CEO of The Partnership at Drugfree.org. "This effort is just one way that we're translating the brilliant scientific research and expertise at TRI into action-oriented tools to help parents keep their kids safe from the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse."

"Parents can be confident that the common sense tips on this website are derived from the best information that current science offers for interacting with children in ways to prevent or manage substance use problems," said Kimberly Kirby, PhD, Center Director for the Treatment Research Institute. "We wanted to provide a reliable resource that was both research-informed and user-friendly."

About The Partnership at Drugfree.org
Ninety percent of addictions start in the teenage years. The Partnership at Drugfree.org is dedicated to helping families solve the problem of teen substance abuse. Bringing together renowned scientists, parent experts and communications professionals, this public health nonprofit translates research on teen behavior, parenting, addiction and treatment into useful and effective resources at drugfree.org. Its You Are Not Alone campaign is dedicated to supporting families of the 11 million teens and young adults who need addiction treatment, while the organization's community education programs reach families at the grassroots level. The Partnership at Drugfree.org's mission to help parents prevent, intervene in and find treatment for drug and alcohol use by their children depends on donations from individuals, corporations, foundations and the public sector. We are thankful to SAG/AFTRA and the advertising and media industries for their ongoing generosity.

 

 

 

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