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Talking Smack to Keep Kids Drug-Free
Date:2/18/2010

Drug-proofing kids needs to begin sooner than later, says substance abuse expert Glenn Williams in his new Authentic/Biblica book, Talking Smack

(PRWEB) February 18, 2010 -- Are you talking smack? You’d better be.

Focus on the Family COO Glenn Williams, a psychologist and substance abuse expert who has worked with parents and teens for more than 20 years and created the How to Drug Proof Your Kids program (www.drugproofyourkids.com), says parents need to be intentional about talking to their kids about the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse.

In his new book, Talking Smack (Authentic Publishing/Biblica, $13.99, paper, ISBN: 9781934068861), Williams urges parents to begin drug-proofing their kids at an early age.

Although many parents believe their family, community, or church is immune from drug abuse, recent statistics prove otherwise:

 
  • More than a third of 12- to 17-year-olds (8.7 million) can obtain prescription drugs to get high within a day. Nearly one in five teens (4.7 million) can get them within an hour.
  • 65 percent of 12- to 17-year-olds who drink get
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