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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; Thrive; Indian Health Service

A brochure for Native American parents on how to prevent their teenage children from using drugs and alcohol. Describes the importance of modeling good behavior as an example for children to follow. Suggests that parents avoid substance use, and advises parents who do use alcohol to drink in moderation, keep alcohol away from children, and not talk about alcohol in a way that makes it appeal to children. Advises parents to talk to their children about not using drugs or alcohol, and to set guidelines about their behavior when not at home. Notes that many Native youth think that their parents are accepting of alcohol and marijuana use. Advises parents to talk to other adults in the child’s life about keeping drugs and alcohol away from the children.