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You are the most powerful influence
in your child's life.
Teens say the main reason they don't use alcohol or marijuana is because they do not want to disappoint their parents.
Explore our Parents section to get tips on talking with your kids about alcohol and marijuana.
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How to prevent alcohol and marijuana use in three easy steps:
Children who feel close to their parents are less likely to use alcohol and marijuana.
Set clear rules and expectations about no alcohol or marijuana use.
Ask who, what, when and where.