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Understanding Drug Abuse and Addiction: What Science Says

1: Family-focused prevention

Family-focused prevention programs provide greater impact that parent-only or child-only programs, include each stage of development, and involve effective parenting skills

Family focused prevention efforts have a greater impact than strategies that focus on parents only or children only. It is important to access families of children at each stage of the child's development and to train parents in effective parenting skills help reduce conduct problems and improve parent-child relationships.

This page was last updated January 2007

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National Institute of Drug Abuse (2007). 1: Family-focused prevention. In Understanding Drug Abuse and Addiction: What Science Says. Retrieved from http://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/teaching-packets/understanding-drug-abuse-addiction/section-iii/1-family-focused-prevention

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