When Do I Start?

It is never too early to start communicating about healthy choices.  We, as parents, do more to shape our children’s’ views than any other single influence in their lives.

Children are beginning to smoke or drink at very young ages, sometimes before they finish elementary school.  Scientists now know that young brains have powerful learning chemistry that is extremely sensitive to the adverse effects of addictive substances such as alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.

You can learn more about this in our booklet: A Parent’s Guide for the Prevention of Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Use” pages 1-11  and our “On Line Parent’s Guide” e-Learning Course  Sections “Early Concerns, Brain 101 and Communication