Tag: alcohol

Preventing Teenage Alcohol and Drug Problems

Decide to incorporate empathy and insight

By Kathryn Rea Smith, PH.D.


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As a forensic psychologist who evaluates individuals with alcohol and drug-related legal problems, I am interested in parenting practices associated with preventing substance problems. As a mother of two boys, I am invested in trying to implement such practices in our home. What follows are some guidelines for parents based on factors associated with decreased risk of substance use disorders during the teenage years. Read more →