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Parent of an alcoholic
This page assumes that you are the parent of a youth that you assume/know is an alcoholic. If you are in doubt use the assessment and information at Youth.
With recognition to an article in Readers Digest of June 2003 (p 43).
You should not be too harsh in your judgement as alcohol is one of the many risks a teenager will take in the process to discover boundaries whilst growing up.
You can do the following to behave constructively:
Peer Pressure. You can also consider to test your child for drug abuse as a method of checking on his behaviour. This opens the opportunity for the child to decline abuse opportunities in the group by mentioning that he will be tested. This arrangement may be for real or not.
For ordering a chemical test click on http://www.drugtestyourteen.com/ .
Last updated on 18 April 2007
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