Talking to teens about drugs and alcohol

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Drugs and alcohol are hot topics for every parent during a time of adolescence. The most successful way to speak to your teenagers about drugs and alcohol is to be as neutral as possible. This means that acknowledging that drugs and alcohol are a normal part of life, but they can also be very dangerous and destructive. Instead of imposing harsh rules and regulations about the subject, it is best to invite your child to express their thoughts, feelings, and concerns. Ask them if any of their friends have tried drugs and alcohol or if they have been confronted by a situation and they didn't know how to handle it. Though your child may be nervous about being honest, the more neutral you are, the more likely you are to have a successful result.
TEEN, Substance Use, Alcohol Use

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Marushka Mujic

Global Youth Ambassador

Marushka Mujic is a creative artist, activist, social entrepreneur and global youth ambassador. After beginning secondary education at NYU, Marushka returned to her hometown of Los Angeles and founded the GoodMakers Street Team (youth division of parent nonprofit GoodMakers Films), empowering young artists, athletes and activists to facilitate local community initiatives, thereby inspiring global change. With a background in theatre, music and journalism, Marushka leads various creative initiatives worldwide, ranging from documentary films to arts festivals. Her multi-faceted work aims to focus modern media toward facilitation of global, intergenerational communication.

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