Per Wickstrom Offers Guide to Parents for Keeping Youth Sober

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In Per Wickstrom’s latest blog post, he shares “10 Tips for Concerned Parents on How to Keep Their Children Safe from the Dangers of Drugs and Alcohol," giving parents a guide for teens and young adults for sobriety.

As a substance abuse professional, Per Wickstrom understands that the difficulties facing young people and their parents today are very different from the obstacles and pressures of the past.

With the growing influence of movies, television, video games and the internet in the lives of our teens and young adults, combined with the increasingly frantic lifestyle of modern parents, it can be difficult and confusing to try to keep up with what kids are into these days. It seems that every new fad or trend is replaced on a daily basis.

The same is also true for drugs and alcohol. These substances, and the slang that is used to discreetly talk about them, are constantly changing. These tips put a highlight on some of the things that parents should watch out for, as well as offering some ideas on keeping an open dialogue with their young ones.

Wickstrom Offers Drug Prevention Through Blog

Some of the topics that Mr. Wickstrom touches on in this blog include:

1. Drug Education – Arming kids with facts
2. Understanding Trends – Keeping up with the new drug fads
3. Curing Boredom – Staying busy without drugs
4. Dealing With Peer Pressure – Saying “No” to friends
5. Strengthening the Family – Giving stability and guidance

“Speaking from experience,” Per says, “my teen years and much of my adult life would have been vastly improved had I steered clear of drug and alcohol abuse.” As a substance abuse professional, he understands that the difficulties facing young people and their parents today are very different from the obstacles and pressures of the past. He has made it his life’s work to help people overcome those obstacles and, hopefully, avoid the darker path of addiction that too many of our young people end up traveling. These tips are just one way that he strives to fulfill that goal.

You can view these helpful strategies at http://www.perwickstrom.com/blog/keeping-our-youth-sober-10-tips-for-concerned-parents/.

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