How To Prevent Drug Use at Every Age

How old is your child?

  • 2 to 4 Year Old

    Since the foundation for all healthy habits — from nutrition to toothbrushing— is laid down during the preschool years, this is a great time to set the stage for a drug-free life.

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  • 5 to 8 Year Old

    5-to-8-year olds are still tied to family and eager to please but they’re also beginning to explore their individuality.

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  • Your 9 to 12 Year Old

    Preteens: They’re on a quest to figure out their place in the world. When it comes to the way they view that world, they tend to give their friends’ opinions a great deal of power while, at the same time, they’re starting to question their parents’ views and messages.

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  • Transitions: The First Year of Middle School

    You’ve been anticipating this for the past few years — your child’s transition from elementary school to middle school. Be warned, this is a critical time and calls for extra vigilance on your part.

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