What Do You Say to Your Kids about Justin Bieber?

In the wake of Justin Bieber recent DUI arrest, reports are now surfacing that the 19-year-old pop star may have been under the influence of marijuana, beer and prescription drugs, and that he could have been given the prescription medicine by his mother.

Our hope is that parents, who are in a position to prevent medicine abuse before it starts, will take this news and reflect on their own examples, while using Justin’s story as a teachable moment to start an honest conversation with their kids about medicine abuse. Small steps – like monitoring and safeguarding the medicine in your home, educating yourself about the issue and talking to your kids early and often about the dangers of medicine abuse – can make a huge difference.

Full story of communicating with your kids about drugs at drugfree.org

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Will Savage

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