Be a role model

The number one person that your kids are going to look to, in terms of how to live life, is you. Even if your kids don’t listen to what you say all of the time, your actions have a direct impact on their future actions. For this reason, it is so important to make sure that you are being a role model, as it pertains to substance abuse, for your children.

Be ready for teen years

It’s important to set up a good foundation of understanding of how drugs and addiction work when your kids are young, but the real dangers that these substances present to your children are more likely to manifest when they are children. For this reason, you need to mentally prepare yourself for their teenage years. The peer pressure and opportunities for your kids to partake in substance abuse are going to rise, substantially, during this period of time.