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What would you do if you found out your closest friend was using drugs?

 “Kids who learn a lot about the risks of drugs from their parents are 50% less likely to use drugs.”
—The Partnership at Drugfree.org

It is never too soon to start talking to your children about drugs and tobacco use. It might suprise you how much your elementary-aged children already know. Make sure they know the facts. Help them to come up with responses to the offer of drugs and then role play with them to give them practice.

In light of current events, Lance Armstrong's confession can work as a conversation starter on the subject of substance abuse and well as integrity, peer pressure, bullying and even redemption, as this Mommy Minute article suggests.