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Health researchers from the University of Connecticut analyzed data from the Collaborative Study on the Genetics of Alcoholism (COGA) to track the effects of teen alcohol and marijuana use on education achievement, employment, and socioeconomic potential. They found that alcohol- or marijuana-dependent teens "achieved lower levels of education, were less likely to be employed full time, were less likely to get married, and had lower social economic potential."

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As you know, strong parenting skills are a proven protective factor against youth substance abuse. The two programs below were created to help middle school and high school parents learn and strengthen those important skills.

For middle school parents: the Guiding Good Choices® program has proven alcohol- and drug-prevention results.

Developed by leading researchers in the area of drug and alcohol abuse, the Guiding Good Choices program is the premier drug- and underage-drinking prevention program for parents of children ages 9-14. In just five sessions, the Guiding Good Choices program can improve substance abuse outcomes for up to 10 years!

Parents participate in workbook- and video-based facilitated discussions, with easy-to-absorb, thought-provoking content that reflects 30 years of science-based research.

Proven results:

In a 4-year follow-up study, the Guiding Good Choices® program has been shown to:

  • reduce current alcohol use by 40.6%
  • significantly reduce the rates of initiation for marijuana use and drunkenness.

Preview materials from the Guiding Good Choices program today!
Take a look at sample pages and videos from this effective program.

For high school parents: The Staying Connected with Your Teen® program teaches skills for improving communication and building stronger bonds.

The Staying Connected with Your Teen® program is a proven-effective, science-based series of video- and workshop-based modules that get parents and teens 14-17 years old working together to enhance communication and family management practices and decrease conflict. The program:

  • promotes bonding and resilience
  • offers opportunities for youth involvement
  • builds skills to develop healthy behaviors
  • provides recognition for skill-building efforts.

The program can be implemented as just five 2-hour sessions, or as a seven-unit, self-paced home-study program.

Preview materials from the Staying Connected with Your Teen program today!
Take a look at sample pages and videos from this effective program.

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